SAN FRANCISCO (LA Times) — San Francisco police confirmed Friday that a fire truck responding to the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash hit one of the 16-year-old victims, but emphasized that coroner’s officials had yet to determine her cause of death.
Gordon Shyy, public information officer for the San Francisco Police Department, said the girl was outside the jet and covered in fire retardant foam when the fire truck “went over her.”
The department’s major accident investigations team, which handles all fatal collisions, was called to the scene Saturday and is continuing its inquiry into the incident. That investigation will remain open until the San Mateo County coroner provides his report, Shyy said.
County Coroner Robert J. Foucrault this week identified the girl as Ye Mengyuan, one of two passengers killed in the crash that sent 182 others to area hospitals. He told The Times on Wednesday that the physical examination of Ye’s body was complete but that an analysis was continuing as to the cause of death.
“When you do an examination it involves many pieces,” Foucrault said. “When all those pieces are in place, we can release the findings.”
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