The third person to die from injuries sustained when an Asiana Airlines jetliner crash landed in San Francisco was identified as a 15-year-old Chinese girl who attended school with the other two victims.
Liu Yipengs identify was confirmed by San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault on Saturday. He said that she was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital with head injuries after the July 6 crash and died there Friday morning. Chinese state media said she attended school with the two 16-year-old girls who also died in the crash.
Liu Yipengs identification comes a day after her death was announced amid the official confirmation that one of the other girls who died in the disaster had been covered on the runway in flame-retardant foam and hit by a fire truck speeding to the crash site,a disclosure that raised the tragic possibility she could have survived the crash only to die in its chaotic aftermath.
Police and fire officials confirmed Friday that Ye Meng Yuan was hit by a fire truck racing to extinguish the blazing Boeing 777.
The fire truck did go over the victim at least one time. Now the other question is,What was the cause of death? San Francisco police spokesman Albie Esparza said. Thats what we are trying to determine right now.