ID emerges of third girl to die of SF plane crash

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SAN FRANCISCO — The name of a girl who died of injuries suffered in the crash-landing of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco emerged early Saturday.

Chinese state media identified her as Liu Yipeng (LEE’-ow EE’-peng). China News says she went to school with the other two victims killed in last week’s accident, a pair of 16-year-old girls.

Liu Yipeng’s identification comes a day after her death was announced amid the official confirmation that one of the other girls who died in the disaster had been covered on the runway in flame-retardant foam and hit by a fire truck speeding to the crash site, a disclosure that raised the tragic possibility she could have survived the crash only to die in its chaotic aftermath.

Liu Yipeng, whose name was first reported in the U.S. by KGO-TV, died Friday morning at San Francisco General Hospital where she had been in critical condition since the July 6 accident.

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