Coroner to reveal cause of Asiana passenger death
SAN MATEO, Calif. - Officials are set to reveal whether a Chinese student on board Asiana Flight 214 survived the crash-landing only to be killed accidentally on the runway by a firetruck racing to the wrecked, smoking plane.
The San Mateo County Coroner's Office will hold a news conference Friday to announce the cause and manner of 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan's death.
She and her middle school classmate, 16-year-old Wang Linjia, died in the July 6 crash at San Francisco International airport. The other victim killed, 15-year-old Liu Yipeng, died at a hospital July 12. Dozens of others were injured.
Police and fire officials confirmed last week that Ye Meng Yuan was hit by a firetruck racing to extinguish the blazing Boeing 777.
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