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'Boston Legal' actor Justin Mentell dies in car crash at 27

Justin mentell boston legal Justin Mentell, a 27-year-old actor on "Boston Legal" and CGI kids flick "G-Force," was found dead in Wisconsin on Monday morning. 

The Chicago Tribune reports that Mentell's Jeep went down a steep embankment near local Highway 39, where it crashed into two trees. The accident was reported before 9 a.m., with reports indicating Mentell was not wearing a seat belt.

"I'm deeply saddened," Mentell's "Boston" co-star William Shatner shared on Twitter, "...there’s no telling how far up the ladder he may have climbed. My sympathies to his family."

Mentell played lawyer Garrett Wells on the popular ABC show, which aired its fifth and final season in 2008. 

-- Matt Donnelly 

Photo: Justin Mentell attends the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival for the premiere of "Palo Alto." Credit: Brad Barket / Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival

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Another life lost that could have been saved by the simple
"click" of a seatbelt. Don't think that it can't happen to you or someone you love.......BUCKLE UP !!

SAD..story NO SEAT BELT...

I use not wear my setbelt and then i got an accident at 18 yrs old and bashed my head against the windhsield..i am more cautious on the road now then i ever was, BuCKLE UP everytime people!


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