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Parents of U.K. crash victim appeal to Trump

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/16/19, 12:19 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump met Tuesday with the parents of a 19-year-old British man who died in a crash involving a U.S. intelligence official’s wife in August. Anne Sacoolas pulled onto the wrong side of the road when leaving a military base in Croughton, England, and collided with Harry Dunn’s motorcycle. The mother of three claimed diplomatic immunity from prosecution and returned to the United States.

Why did the parents come to the United States? Tim Dunn and Charlotte Charles want Sacoolas to return to Britain to face justice. During the Oval Office meeting, Trump surprised the parents by telling them that Sacoolas was waiting to meet them in a nearby room. They told the president they would only meet with her after she turned herself in to police in Britain. U.S. national security adviser Robert O’Brien reportedly told the parents that Sacoolas “is never coming back” to Britain, but Trump promised to “push to look at this from a different angle.”

Dig deeper: Read about the case of another U.S. citizen, rapper A$AP Rocky, who faced a conviction abroad this summer.

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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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