Published: Thu, October 10, 2019

Trump to get involved in United Kingdom diplomat crash

Trump to get involved in United Kingdom diplomat crash

"We're going to speak to her and see what we can come up with so there can be some healing".

U.S. President Donald Trump said he planned to get involved in the case of an American diplomat's wife who quickly left the United Kingdom after she was allegedly involved in a fatal wrong-way crash - but stopped short of suggesting he would revoke her diplomatic immunity and return her to Britain to face charges.

Johnson also urged the woman to return to the U.K.to face investigation.

The vehicle was driving on the wrong side of the road when it crashed into Dunn's motorbike head-on, Northamptonshire police said in a statement.

Northamptonshire Police Superintendent Sarah Johnson confirmed in a statement on October 5 that the suspected driver, a 42-year-old American woman, left the country despite telling the police she had no plans to leave the country in the near future.


The U.S. woman involved in the crash later left Britain, invoking diplomatic immunity. "I was telling Boris, we have a lot of Americans that they side on the fact that you have two wonderful parents that lost their son, and the woman was driving on the wrong side of the road".

Harry Dunn, 19, died when his motorbike crashed into a auto outside an RAF base on August 27.

Raab told his USA counterpart Mike Pompeo on Monday that he was disappointed by the US decision to let her use her immunity to leave Britain, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would raise the issue with President Donald Trump if necessary. "That happens. I won't say it ever happened to me, but it did". A deal between the American and British governments gives diplomatic immunity to diplomats and their families based at the Croughton base.

Under worldwide law, diplomats and their families can avoid prosecution for crimes committed in a foreign country unless immunity is waived by the diplomat's home country. A State Department official told TIME in a statement that diplomatic immunity is "rarely waived".

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