March 25, 2015 / 5:55 PM / 5 years ago

Third American was on plane that crashed in France: State Dept

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A third U.S. citizen was on board the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps this week, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.

Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said officials have confirmed that Americans Yvonne Selke and her daughter, Emily, were among those killed in the crash. Psaki said the third U.S. citizen is not being named at this time.

Reporting by Bill Trott and Emily Stephenson; Editing by Susan Heavey

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