Doctor with practice in Knightdale killed in Georgia plane crash

From staff reportsFebruary 21, 2013 

— A surgeon with a practice in Knightdale was one of five people killed when their plane crashed in Georgia on Wednesday evening.

Steven Roth, a vascular surgeon, is co-owner of a the Vein Guys, which has practices in five Southeastern cities. Roth lives in Augusta, Ga., but sees patients at all five locations, according to the company’s website.

Roth was one of seven people aboard a small jet that crashed off the end of a runway west of Augusta, Ga., shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. According to a statement from the Vein Guys, the plane’s two pilots survived, while the five passengers, including Roth, were killed.

A sign on the door of the Vein Guys office in Knightdale on Thursday read: “This is a notice that due to a recent tragedy, this office will be closed until further notice.”

The plane, a Hawker Beechcraft 390/Premier 1, had departed Nashville, Tenn., and crashed at Thomson-McDuffie Regional Airport, about 30 miles west of Augusta, said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen.

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