SF firefighter may face charges for death of Asiana crash survivor

Officials are expected to decide within two weeks whether the firefighter driving the truck that ran over the young girl will face any charges


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — A San Francisco firefighter could face charges for the death of a sixteen-year-old girl who survived the Asiana Airlines crash at SFO.

CBS SF reported that police have completed their investigation into the death of the Asiana Airlines crash survivor who was run over by a fire truck on the runway. They handed their findings to prosecutors Friday to review, according to the report. They are expected to decide within two weeks whether the firefighter driving the truck that ran over Ye Mengyuan will face any charges, according to the report.

The two-axle truck was believed to have run over Ye as it moved to get a better position to spray foam on the burning Boeing 777 shortly after it crashed July 6, according to the report.

She suffered crushing injuries to her head and pelvis, according to the autopsy report that the San Mateo County coroner gave to the girl’s family this week.

Fire Department officials were still investigating the incident, but have called the teen’s death a "tragic accident," according to the report.

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