Kate Mather
Los Angeles Times
October 19, 2013

Criminal charges will not be filed against the firefighter whose emergency vehicle struck and killed a 16-year-old girl who had been aboard an Asiana Airlines jetliner that crashed at San Francisco International Airport, officials announced Friday.

San Mateo County Dist. Atty. Stephen M. Wagstaffe said that after reviewing “numerous videos” and reports from coroner’s officials, police officers, firefighters and other first responders to the July 6 incident, his office determined there was “no criminal culpability for any individual involved in the response to the airline crash.”

The death of Ye Meng Yuan was a “tragic accident that did not involve any violation of our criminal laws,” Wagstaffe said in a statement.

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