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Published On: Sun, Jul 14th, 2013

Third student, Liu Yi Peng, identified as fatality from SFO crash

The third passenger to perish in the Asiana Airlines crash was among the ill-fated group of students on their way from China on a summer tour to learn English and attend a religious outreach camp, officials confirmed Saturday.

Liu Yi Peng, 15, of Jiangshan city in Zhejiang province, died Friday, the same day police confirmed that another fatally injured student in the group, Ye Meng Yuan, 16, had been run over by a fire truck. It is not known whether Ye was alive at the time.

Liu had been rushed to San Francisco General Hospital, where she had been in critical condition since the airplane crash on July 6. The third member of the student group to die, Wang Lin Jia, 16, had been ejected from the plane when its tail hit the runway.

San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault confirmed the identity of the third fatality and said Saturday that Liu was still in her seat when she was rescued. Results of an autopsy are pending, he said.

The girls were among a group of 35 teens and teachers who were to first visit Stanford University and the campus of Google before going to Southern California to attend a three-week summer school and camp at a church in the San Fernando Valley community of West Hills.

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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