(AP) - A San Mateo coroner ruled that a Chinese student on board Asiana Flight 214 survived the crash-landing only to be killed accidentally on the runway by a fire truck racing to the wrecked, smoking plane, according to news reports.
The San Mateo County Coroner's Office announced the cause and manner of 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan's death Friday.
Ye Meng Yuan 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 fire truck racing to extinguish the blazing Boeing 777.