Boston Legal alum Justin Mentell died in a car accident on Monday. He was 27.
Mentell, who played attorney Garrett Wells, was discovered after he apparently lost control of his vehicle, landing it in an embankment in rural Wisconsin. It appears he hit several trees on the way down, and was not wearing a seatbelt.
According to Chief Deputy John Pepper, the wooded area shrouded Mentell’s vehicle, and he’d likely been there several hours before he was discovered. It has not been determined whether alcohol was involved.
Stars have already taken to their twitters to express their condolences, chief among them former co-star William Shatner, who wrote:
I’m deeply saddened to hear about Justin Mentell. There’s no telling how far up the ladder he may have climbed. My sympathies to his family.
I never watched the show myself, but seeing a life lost “ especially such a young one “ is always tragic. Our sympathies are with his family also.