US diplomat's wife suspected of killing teen in wrong-way crash flees UK, furious family asks Trump to help them get justice
Harry Dunn, 19, passed away after his motorbike was hit by a car that was driving on the wrong side of the road in Northamptonshire, England
After a 19-year-old died when his bike was hit by a car that was going the wrong way, the woman who is suspected to have caused the fatal accident has reportedly escaped from the country.
Harry Dunn, 19, passed away after his motorbike was hit by a car that was driving on the wrong side of the road in Northamptonshire, England. The fatal accident happened right near a US spy base at RAF Croughton on August 27. Harry suffered multiple injuries and later succumbed to them and passed away in the hospital.
The suspect, who remains unnamed, is reportedly the wife of a US envoy. She has claimed immunity and reportedly fled from the UK after the accident.
Harry's family now fears that they will never get justice. His mother Charlotte Charles recently issued a direct appeal to the President of the United States, Donald Trump, in hope that he will help them get justice.
Charlotte made the plea while talking to Sky News saying, "President Trump, please listen. We’re a family in ruin. We’re broken. We can’t grieve. Please, please let her get back on a plane."
"Everyone loved him, we’re utterly broken inside and out. Everything hurts day and night, it’s an effort to do anything. I ache from it, every limb, every internal organ hurts. We don’t know how we can start to grieve for him. We have nothing. No justice. We have nothing to put our minds at rest that she’s even remorseful."
Following Harry's death, his parents received a letter from Woody Johnson, US Ambassador to the UK, who expressed his grief and sadness. But the efforts to contact the unnamed suspect ended in failure. The US Embassy has also confirmed that she is no longer present in the UK.
Harry's dad, Tim, said, "We’re disgusted, appalled. How could she be having this cloak wrapped around her? I’m angry someone could do this then get on a plane and go. I can’t believe she’s living with herself."
Dominic Raab, the UK Foreign Secretary, shared that he has spoken to the US Ambassador about the incident. "I wish to offer my condolences to the family affected by this tragic incident. I have called the US Ambassador to express the UK’s disappointment with their decision, and to urge the embassy to reconsider it."
There is also a campaign that has been sent up for Harry on social media along with a GoFundMe page that is aiming to raise £10,000 to help the family.
The US Embassy in London issued a statement saying, "We express our deepest sympathies and offer condolences to the family of the deceased in the tragic August 27 traffic accident involving a vehicle driven by the spouse of a US diplomat assigned to the United Kingdom. Embassy officials are in close contact with the appropriate British officials on this matter. Due to security and privacy considerations, we cannot confirm the identity of the individuals involved, but we can confirm the family has left the UK," Metro reported.