'Left in the dark':' Family of U.K. teen killed in crash involving spouse of U.S. diplomat seeks answers
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By Erin McLaughlin and Yuliya Talmazan and Alanna Satur and Abigail Williams and Brian Oxenhandler with NBC News World News• last updated: 06/10/2019 – 19:34
LONDON — The family of a British teen killed in a crash involving a spouse of a U.S. diplomat, who has since left the U.K., are calling for her to come back to face justice.”She needs to come back and see what she’s done,” Charlotte Charles, the teen’s mom, told NBC News Saturday, fighting back tears.The family says they want the suspect in their son’s death to return to the U.K. to face a trial. But so far, they’ve had no answers. No one has been charged in connection with the case yet “We’ve just been left in the dark,” Charles said. “We’ve got no answers, we’ve got nothing from her to say that she’s remorseful,” she added.
Harry Dunn, 19, was killed in late August in a collision near RAF Croughton, an air force base in Northamptonshire in central England that is used by the United States.He was on his motorcycle when he collided with a Volvo XC90 going the wrong way, according to police. A 42-year-old American woman is being treated as a suspect.
The U.S. State Department confirmed to NBC News that the other driver was a spouse of a U.S. diplomat assigned to the U.K., but that due to security and privacy considerations, the identity of the diplomat or their spouse could not be revealed.
“We can confirm the family has left the U.K.,” the State Dept. said, adding that “any questions regarding a waiver of immunity with regard to our diplomats and their family members overseas in a case like this receive careful attention at senior levels are considered carefully given the global impact such decisions carry; immunity is rarely waived.”
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Superintendent Sarah Johnson with Northamptonshire Police said in a statement Saturday that the suspect left the U.K. despite initially telling British investigators she had no plans to leave the country in the near future.
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