Almost two years after the actor, Anton Yelchin, passed away in a tragic car accident, his family settled the lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. A representative who spoke with the Los Angeles Times on the 22nd of March said they were pleased to announce that they had come to an “amicable resolution.”
The details as to the settlement aren’t known precisely, but either way, Chrysler stated, “we continue to extend our deepest sympathies to the Yelchin family for their tragic loss.”
According to the documents obtained by the company, Us Weekly, the agreement was filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Yelchin died in a tragic accident after he parked his jeep in his driveway, the brakes failed, and it rolled down the street and pinned him between the brick mailbox and the security fence. The media described the incident as a “freak accident.”
Ed Winter, the coroner, said Yelchin probably passed away within one minute due to “blunt traumatic asphyxiation.”
The parents of Anton – who starred in the Star Trek films – claimed the company had recalled his vehicle and he’d received the notice only seven days before the car killed him.
When speaking at a press conference in August, Viktor said Anton was their only son, and it was “against nature” when parents had to bury their child. His mother, Irina, claimed Anton didn’t “care about being a star,” and hopefully their lawsuit would save lives in the future.
Shortly after the Star Trek alum’s passing, in a statement obtained by The Wrap, FCA US said that they sent their deepest sympathies to Anton’s family. However, it would be “premature to speculate” on the cause of his death before completing an investigation.