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Justin Mentell killed in car crash

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Former ‘Boston Legal’ actor Justin Mentell has died after crashing his jeep in Wisconsin on Monday. The 27-year-old reportedly came off the road, crashed his car into an embankment before hitting two trees. The actor was pronounced dead at the scene.

RadarOnline.com reports the star’s mother assumes he fell asleep at the wheel briefly before the crash.

Iowa County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Daniel Carey told RadarOnline.com: “We don’t believe that alcohol was a factor in the incident.  There was no evidence of that here.

“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.

“The coroner will be doing the usual blood tests to see if there were any drugs in his system, but at this point we are just treating it as a tragic accident.”

The gossip website also reports that the police report mentioned Justin was not wearing his seatbelt, and that although the airbag had deployed, he was found next to his car, as if he had been ejected during the moment of impact.

Other celebrities who died surprisingly in the last year include Stephen GatelyCasey JohnsonAdam Goldstein, Brittany Murphy and Michael Jackson.

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