Anton Yelchin's car model had been recalled due to transmission issues

June 20, 2016 4:56 PM

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Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee model that had recently been recalled due to a design flaw that made it possible for the vehicle to roll after being parked, PEOPLE confirms.

Yelchin’s body was found Sunday pinned between the car and the gate of his home in Studio City, California, after the 27-year-old’s vehicle rolled backward down the steep driveway, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson tells PEOPLE.

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