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Woman who fled to US after fatal crash charged in UK

Anne Sacoolas is charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of 19-year-old Harry Dunn

Ahmet Gürhan Kartal   | 20.12.2019
Woman who fled to US after fatal crash charged in UK

LONDON

The wife of a US diplomat who returned to the U.S. after a fatal crash in the U.K. under diplomatic immunity was charged by British authorities on Friday.  

Anne Sacoolas has been charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of 19-year-old Harry Dunn, the Crown prosecution Service (CPS) told the family, said family spokesman Radd Seiger.

Saccolas crashed into Dunn’s motorbike after leaving Royal Air Force Croughton – an airbase used by the U.S. Army – on Aug 27, killing the teenager.

She then left the U.K. under the immunity she claimed she had and went back to the U.S. despite being advised otherwise by the local police. Britain’s Foreign Office later said her husband was not a registered diplomat.

Sacoolas was interviewed by Northamptonshire Police by officers who travelled to the U.S. after she left the U.K.

The incident attracted worldwide attention, as the British government and U.S. administration got also involved.

Dunn’s parents travelled to the U.S. for a meeting with President Donald Trump, but the meeting sparked controversy as he told the family that they could meet Sacoolas as she was in the next room – an offer the family refused.

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