TV show actor found dead after a crash in Wisconsin

By: WEAU 13 News Email
By: WEAU 13 News Email

DODGEVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- An actor from the TV show "Boston Legal" has been found dead near his crashed Jeep in rural Iowa County.

The sheriff's department says 27-year-old Justin Mentell of Waukegan, Ill., was killed when his Jeep went down a steep embankment off Highway 39 near Blanchardville and hit two trees. The crash was called in at about 8:30 a.m. Monday. He was not wearing a seat belt.

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

The site reports Mentell was born in Austin, Texas, graduated from Waukegan High School and was a former member of the U.S. Junior National Speedskating team.

A message left with his agent wasn't immediately returned Tuesday.

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