Jill Colvin, The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:52AM EDT
WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump met Tuesday with the dad and mom of a British teenager who was killed in a automobile crash involving an American diplomat’s wife.
The White House declined to say what message the president had delivered, however a spokesman for the household instructed they could have been upset by it.
“Meeting with President Trump complete,” tweeted the spokesman, Radd Seiger. “We will overview the place we’re as much as and decide subsequent steps shortly after we will remark additional. In the meantime the seek for #Justice4Harry continues.”
Harry Dunn, 19, was killed in August when his bike collided with a automobile allegedly pushed by Anne Sacoolas, the U.S. diplomat’s wife, exterior a British air power base in southern England utilized by the U.S. army.
Sacoolas left Britain shortly after, although police launched an announcement saying she had beforehand advised them she had no plans to depart. Her present whereabouts are unsure.
Dunn’s dad and mom have been urgent for Sacoolas to return to Britain and held a press convention in New York on Monday to press their case. Charlotte Charles, Dunn’s mom, tearfully urged her to “do the right thing” and to “face us as a broken family,” together with the U.K. authorized system.
“She needs to set an example to her own children that you can’t run away,” Charles stated.
Trump final week referred to as the collision “a terrible accident” and stated he deliberate to intervene by doubtlessly arranging a gathering between the Dunns and Sacoolas.
Still, he appeared sympathetic to Sacoolas, saying that by chance driving on the improper aspect of the highway in England, the place drivers drive on the left as a substitute of the appropriate aspect of the road, is one thing that “can happen,” and that he had as soon as finished so himself.
A assertion beforehand launched on Sacoolas’ behalf stated she meant to proceed to co-operate with authorities.
“Anne is devastated by this tragic accident. No loss compares to the death of a child and Anne extends her deepest sympathy to Harry Dunn’s family,” it learn.