Boston Legal Star Dies at 27

Celebrity News Feb. 2, 2010 AT 12:32PM
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Actor Justin Mentell, a former star of ABC's Boston Legal, died in a car accident in rural Wisconsin on Monday. He was 27 years old.

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The Associated Press confirms that Mentell, who is originally from Waukegan, Illinois, passed away when his Jeep swerved off a steep embankment and hit two trees at about 8:30 a.m. Mentell was not wearing a seatbelt.

The actor played lawyer Garrett Wells on Boston Legal from 2005 to 2006; more recently, he appeared in the 2009 film G-Force.

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Born in Austin, Tex., Mentell was reportedly a former member of the U.S. Junior National Speedskating team.

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