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'Boston Legal' actor Justin Mentell, 27, dies in SUV crash

February 2, 2010 |  1:42 pm

Mentell Justin Mentell, 27, an actor who appeared on the TV show "Boston Legal," has been killed in an SUV crash in Wisconsin.

The Iowa County Sheriff’s Department says Mentell was killed when his SUV went down an embankment off Highway 39 near Blanchardville, Wis., and hit two trees.

The crash was reported around 8:30 a.m. Monday.

The sheriff’s department says the actor, who was from Waukegan, Ill., wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

Mentell portrayed attorney Garrett Wells on "Boston Legal" from 2005 to 2006. According to the film database, he also worked on the 2009 Disney movie "G-Force."

-- Associated Press

Photo: Justin Mentell at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Credit: Brad Barket / Getty Images