San Mateo County prosecutors will determine if a firefighter will face charges in the death of a teen passenger who was aboard an Asiana Airlines jet that crashed at San Francisco International Airport. The girl was killed when a firetruck responding to the crash ran over her.
Investigators completed their probe into the incident last week and turned over their findings to prosecutors who will determine within the next two weeks if the firefighter broke any laws or whether it was an accident, said San Mateo County Assistant Dist. Atty. Al Serrato.
“All revelant circumstances will be taken into account when considering our decision,” Serrato said, adding that the incident occurred in a chaotic setting.
On July 6, an Asiana Airlines jetliner struck a seawall and crashed on the tarmac at SFO.
Authorities believe a firetruck responding to the crash ran over 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan, who was found near the left wing of the plane.