Asiana Crash Victim Was Alive When Hit By Emergency Vehicle

CBS San Francisco

SAN MATEO (CBS/AP/BCN) — As the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 burned on July 6 at San Francisco International Airport, Ye Meng Yuan was lying on the ground just 30 feet away — buried by the firefighting foam rescue workers were spraying to douse the flames.

No one knows exactly how the 16-year-old Chinese student got to that spot, but one thing is clear now: She was alive.

In the chaotic moments that followed — flames devouring the fuselage, those aboard escaping by emergency slides, flight attendants frantically cutting away seat belts to free passengers — an emergency vehicle ran over Yuan, killing her.

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San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault confirmed Friday that an autopsy showed Yuan died after suffering multiple blunt-force injuries consistent with being run over by a vehicle outside of the plane.

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