Coroner: Teen In Asiana Crash Killed By Emergency Vehicle
FILE - In this July 6, 2013, file photo, firefighters, lower center, stand by a tarpaulin sheet covering the body of a Chinese teen struck by a fire truck during the emergency response to the crash of Asiana Flight 214.
SAN MATEO, Calif.
(AP) -- A coroner says a teenager in the Asiana Airlines crash was
killed when she was struck by a vehicle at the scene.
Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault on Friday disclosed the findings
of his autopsy on 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan, a Chinese student.
said she died of multiple blunt injuries that are consistent with being
run over by a motor vehicle. He did not say what that vehicle was.
San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said officials believe the girl was struck by a specialized fire vehicle.
Authorities confirmed last week that Yuan was hit by a vehicle racing to extinguish flames that broke out on the Boeing 777.
Police said she was on the ground and covered in fire-retardant foam that rescuers had sprayed on the wreckage.
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