Actor Justin Mentell of “Boston Legal” dies in car crash

Actor Justin Mentell, best known for the courtroom drama “Boston Legal,” has died in a car crash.

Police say Mentell’s 2005 Jeep veered into an embankment about an hour southwest of Madison, Wisconsin, hitting two trees. Mentell was reportedly thrown from the car and died at the scene. The accident occurred at about 9am yesterday, and alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor.

Mentell, 27, most recently worked on the movie “G Force” and also was a member of the U.S. Junior National Speedskating team. Mentell studied Fine Arts and Northern Illinois University, and appeared in several independent films during that time. He won a Golden Reel award for his performance in “At The Still Point” in 2005.