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Anton Yelchin's Parents Are Suing Fiat Chrysler For Wrongful Death

Anton Yelchin atthe 37th Deauville American Film Festival. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
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The parents of Anton Yelchin, the Star Trek actor who tragically died last month, are planning on suing Fiat Chrysler, the company that produced the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee that crushed their son after rolling down the driveway.TMZ reports that they are also planning on suing manufacturer ZF North America, the vehicle's manufacturer, and car retailer chain AutoNation, where Yelchin allegedly bought the Jeep.

The Yelchin's lawyer told TMZ that they are seeking "punitive damages" for the "wrongful death of their son due to significant defects" in the Jeep. That make of car was under recall for roll-away problems, which caused people to mistakenly believe the car was in park. Yelchin's car had not yet been fixed to accommodate the issue.

Yelchin's car was in neutral and still running when his crushed body was discovered.

According to City News Service, the lawsuit will be filed in L.A. Superior Court, but no details will be released until the Yelchins and their lawyer formally file the suit and hold a press conference on Tuesday.