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Published: Friday, 10/22/2010

Hollywood surgeon, Toledo native's fatal crash caused by unsafe turn


The California Highway Patrol says an unsafe turn caused the accident that killed celebrity plastic surgeon Frank Ryan, a Toledo native and 1978 graduate of St. Francis de Sales High School

The 50-year-old Beverly Hills surgeon, whose patients included 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.

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