A Californian coroner says a teenager in the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco was killed when she was struck by a vehicle at the scene.
San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault on Friday disclosed the findings of his autopsy on 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan, a Chinese student.
Foucralt said she died of multiple blunt injuries that are consistent with being run over by a motor vehicle. He did not say what that vehicle was.
San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said officials believe the girl was struck by a specialised fire vehicle.
Authorities confirmed last week that Yuan was hit by a vehicle racing to extinguish flames that broke out on the Boeing 777.
Police said she was on the ground and covered in fire-retardant foam that rescuers had sprayed on the wreckage. Yuan was one of three people who died following the crash which happened when the plane approached the runway too low and too slow and clipped a seawall.