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Restaurateur driving Model A roadster killed in car crash

May 29, 2011 |  8:51 am

A Newport Beach man was killed in a Ventura County freeway crash early Friday, the California Highway Patrol said.

Eric Doran, 36, owner of Eat Chow restaurant in Costa Mesa, died on the 101 Freeway in Thousand Oaks at 5:16 a.m. when a truck rear-ended his classic Model A roadster at high speed as Doran slowed for early morning construction on the freeway, CHP officials said Saturday.

Authorities said Doran and his wife were slowing in their roadster as they approached the coned-off lanes on the 101 when a 1998 Dodge Ram barreled into the back of them, smashing them into the Honda Accord ahead of them. Doran died at the scene and his wife was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Read more: "Local restaurant owner dies in freeway crash."

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-- Joseph Serna, Daily Pilot/Times Community News

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