Coroner: Asiana Airline passenger was alive, killed by rescue vehicle

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Investigator on San Francisco runway where Asiana Flight 214 crashed

Investigator on San Francisco runway where Asiana Flight 214 crashed on July 6, 2013. (Photo: CNN)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Asiana Airlines Flight 214 passenger Ye Mengyan died of injuries she received from being run over by a fire department vehicle, and she was alive when she was hit, authorities said Friday.

Police previously said she might have been hit by a fire truck after she was expelled from the crashed plane.

Ye, 16, was one of three people who died in the July 6 crash of Flight 214 at San Francisco’s airport and its aftermath.

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