Family of teen killed by US diplomat's wife attends White House meeting

Family of teen killed by US diplomat's wife attends White House meeting
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The family of a British teenager who was killed by the wife of a U.S. diplomat driving the wrong way will meet with members of the Trump administration on Tuesday, a White House official said.

The parents of the victim, Tim Dunn and Charlotte Charles, will meet with senior administration officials at the White House. It's unclear if they will meet with President TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report MORE.


Their son, Harry Dunn, 19, was killed in August in an accident near RAF Croughton, a British military base used by the U.S. Air Force. Dunn was riding a motorcycle when he was struck by Anne Sacoolas, the wife of U.S. diplomat Jonathan Sacoolas. She was driving on the wrong side of the road.

After the incident, Anne Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity and returned to the United States. However, the sequence of events has led to some diplomatic tensions between the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

Dunn’s parents say she should not have been allowed to return home and are seeking answers.

Last week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the U.S. to reconsider giving diplomatic immunity to Anne Sacoolas in the case.

Dunn's parents came to the U.S. to urge Trump to intervene so Anne Sacoolas can be held accountable.

Trump was asked recently about ongoing negotiations with Johnson over Dunn's death, which the president referred to as a "terrible accident."

"You have two wonderful parents that lost their son, and the woman was driving on the wrong side of the road," he said. "And that can happen. You know, those are the opposite roads. That happens. I won't say it ever happened to me, but it did."

Trump did not directly answer whether he would lift diplomatic immunity for Anne Sacoolas in the case, describing it as a "very complex issue."