Coroner delays release of crash victims’ autopsies

(AP)

A county coroner says he will not release for “at least two or three weeks” autopsy results that would show if one of victims of the Asiana Airlines crash was struck and killed by an emergency vehicle.

San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault had said on Sunday that he hoped to have preliminary results on Monday that he would make public once they had been shared with the girls’ families.

Foucrault said on Monday that he now wants to wait to report the causes of their deaths until his full investigation is completed.

He says he made the decision independently and that neither city officials nor federal accident investigators had asked him to postpone releasing the information.

He says positive identifications have been made through fingerprints.

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