US woman claims diplomatic immunity in teen's death

The unnamed suspect, 42, was driving outside an American Air Force base in the U.K. when her car hit and killed 19-year-old Harry Dunn.
1:41 | 10/07/19

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Overseas to a controversy involving the wife of a U.S. Diplomat who hit and killed a British teenager while driving in the wrong laing then left the country and claimed diplomatic immunity. Ian Pannell has the details. Reporter: This morning, the parents of 19-year-old Harry Dunn killed in a head-on crash in August say their lives are shattered. Everyone loved him who knew I'm just utterly broken inside and out. Reporter: The accident taking place outside Ang American air force base when the suspect was allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road. Her car crashing into Dunn who was riding his motorcycle. Police say the 42-year-old suspect initially cooperated telling police she had no plans to leave the uk but when British offers were planning to make an arrest, the woman was gone. The suspect claiming diplomatic immunity. British authorities asked the U.S. To waive that. The American embassy in London expressing their deepest sympathies and offering condolences to the family saying, cases like this are considered carefully but immunity is rarely waived. Harry Dunn's mother now making a direct plea to president trump. Ust to get him to put her on the plane, consider not just the politics side of it but the fact that there's actually a completely broken family. Reporter: As you expect this case causing considerable anger and the family saying if the woman doesn't come back voluntarily they will fly to Washington to lobby president trump directly to send her back to the uk to face justice. Guys. Thank you. Many people are watching that.

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