September 09, 2020

The parents of a British man are suing the wife of a U.S. State Department employee who hit and killed him with her car last summer. The husband, allegedly a spy, is also on the hook in the recently filed complaint.

Harry Dunn was killed in August 2019 by Anne Sacoolas–who was driving on the wrong side of the road. After killing the 19-year-old, the American initially said that she would work with local police but quickly backtracked on that pledge.

Weeks later, she left the United Kingdom without alerting authorities and subsequently refused to return to face or cooperate with the British justice system–instead claiming diplomatic immunity from prosecution because she is married to Jonathan Sacoolas, an American who worked at the Royal Air Force base in Croughton, England.

“Given Ms. Sacoolas’ refusal to return to the U.K., we look forward to bringing this case to a jury of Anne Sacoolas’ peers here in the United States,” said Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll partner Agnieszka Fryszman, the family’s lead attorney, in the press release. “Seeing Harry’s lovely parents and twin brother suffer so much heartbreak makes our push for justice for Harry even more important.”

The complete article can be accessed here.