Sunday, February 7, 2010

Actor Justin Mentell Dies in Car Crash

The "Boston Legal" Actor Justin Mentell, 27, died in a car accident in rural Wisconsin on Tuesday morning after his car had gone down a steep embankment near Blanchardville, Wis., and hit two trees. According to investigation, Mentell was not wearing a seat belt. Also the Iowa County Sheriff's Department said that Mentell was pronounced dead at the scene around 9 a.m.

“His mother believes that he may have fallen asleep at the wheel just prior to the accident," Iowa County Sheriff's Dept. Sgt. Daniel Carey told exclusively.

“We don’t believe that alcohol was a factor in the incident. There was no evidence of that here," Carey said. “It is possible that Mr. Mentell fell asleep at the wheel, as his mother told us that he liked to take long drives on his own and the area he crashed was pretty secluded. There was some snow lying on the surrounding areas, [but] the road conditions were clear and dry, so, they would not have been a contributing factor either."

He played the role as attorney Garrett Wells on 'Boston legal' from 2005 to 2006 and recently starred in 'G-Force' with Zach Galifianakis. The said actor was born in Texas and attended high school in Waukegan, Ill. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a B.F.A in Acting in May of 2005.

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