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A California Chrysler dealership claims Anton Yelchin should be blamed for his own death after his Jeep rolled backward and crushed him between a metal gate and a brick pillar.

The Valencia, California, car agency fired back at the wrongful death lawsuit submitted by Yelchin’s parents with a court filing of its own, explaining why it should not be liable for Yelchin’s untimely passing, TMZ reports.

The dealership believes Yelchin’s death occurred because of his own “misuse, misapplication, or damage” in operating the vehicle that ultimately killed him, according to the court documents obtained by the celebrity gossip site.

Yelchin — who starred as Chekov in the new “Star Trek” films — died at 27 in June after his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down his driveway after he momentarily stepped out and pinned him up to his home’s security gate and the pillar.

The Jeep model the actor owned had been recalled by Chrysler months earlier because of an issue with its parking function. Yelchin’s parents filed the wrongful death suit against Fiat Chrysler in August, claiming their son believed the vehicle was in park when he stepped outside of it.

 “We were always proud of him being greatest human being, not being a star or being an actor ... It's not right that he is not here," his mother Irina tearfully declared at a press conference announcing the suit.

Those at the dealership, however, don’t think Yelchin’s parents kept the vehicle in the exact same condition it was in at the time of the crash, potentially compromising evidence, according to TMZ.

 
And while it wasn’t explicitly stated in the filing, the dealership reportedly seemed to suggest Yelchin made adaptations to the Jeep after purchasing it.

Because of this, the dealership requested they be removed from the wrongful death lawsuit.

The attorney’s office representing Yelchin did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Medical examiners determined Yelchin died from blunt traumatic asphyxia after the crash, ruling his death was “rapid,” the actor’s death certificate showed.

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