Unsafe turn blamed for death of CA plastic surgeon

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Posted: Oct 21, 2010 11:55 AM
Unsafe turn blamed for death of CA plastic surgeon

The California Highway Patrol says an unsafe turn caused the Jeep accident that killed celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan.

The 50-year-old Beverly Hills surgeon, whose patients included reality TV star Heidi Montag, musician Vince Neil and actor Lorenzo Lamas, was killed Aug. 16 on Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County west of Malibu.

The Ventura County Star says the patrol's investigation concluded this week that Ryan died after making an unsafe turn, causing his southbound 1995 Jeep Wrangler to drift to the right and overturn down a rocky coastal embankment.

Ryan was trapped inside the vehicle with major head injuries.

Ryan was riding with his dog. The injured animal survived.

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Information from: Ventura County Star, http://venturacountystar.com