American woman claims diplomatic immunity after killing UK teen

The woman, who has been accused of killing Harry Dunn in a car crash, has left the U.K.
2:18 | 10/06/19

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Transcript for American woman claims diplomatic immunity after killing UK teen
Careful what you wish for. We start with the outrage in Britain the wife of a U.S. Diplomat is expected in a fatal car crash and now she's left the country claiming diplomatic immunity. ABC's Steph Ramos is here with more. British police say they were about to arrest the American woman accused of crashing into the young Brit, but police now say that woman has left the uk and is believed to be back here in the U.S. Reporter: This morning a grieving family in the uk is at the center of a diplomatic incident. The parents of 19-year-old Harry Dunn killed in a head-on crash said they can't believe the suspect a 42-year-old American woman, the wife of an American diplomat claimed diplomatic immunity leaving the country legally. While in the middle of an How is she living with herself doing this? How can you just be like that. Just get on a plane and go. Reporter: British media reports the woman, who has not been identified, was driving out of an American sky base on the wrong side of the road when she crashed into the teen who was on the right side of the road on his way to meet his father. British police say they were about to arrest the woman, but now she's gone. The teen's parents devastated. I'm just utterly broken inside and out. Everything hurts day and night. Reporter: The state department telling ABC news we express our deepest sympathies and oufr offer our condolences. Any questions regarding a waiver of immunity with regard to diplomats and their family members receive intense attention at senior levels. Once a claim of diplomatic immunity is made and the person has left the country, there's very little that can be done. British officials say they tried to block the woman from gaining diplomatic immunity, but that was blocked. They say they were told the woman had left the uk. The uk officials confirmed they called the U.S. Ambassador to express their disappointment, urging the embassy to reconsider. Tricking development for the relationship between these two countries. Stephanie, T This weather report has been

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