One of the three fatalities of crashed Asiana Airlines Flight 214 died as a result of injuries she sustained after being run over by a responding emergency vehicle, the San Mateo County coroner's investigators have concluded.
The results are expected to be made public later today, but sources close to the investigation spoke with the San Francisco Chronicle last night and confirmed the tragic news.
Ye Meng Yuan, 16, was sitting in the back of the plane, but was ultimately found near the left wing, covered in over a foot of fire-fighting foam.
It is believed she was run over by one or more of the fire trucks that arrived at the scene shortly after the July 6th crash.
How the teen ended up in that location remains a mystery, though none of the witnesses who spoke with the NTSB reported seeing her alive following the crash.
Ye, a Chinese national, was on her way to visit Stanford University, and was due to spend the summer along with many of the plane's other young passengers at a summer camp run by Southern California's West Valley Christian School.
UPDATE: San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault confirms: Ye "died of multiple blunt injuries consistent with being run over by a motor vehicle."
[photos via AP]