US Won’t Extradite Diplomat’s Wife After Fatal UK Crash

Reuters reports:

The United States on Friday rejected a formal request from Britain for the extradition of a U.S. diplomat’s wife who left the country last year after a road collision that killed 19-year-old Briton Harry Dunn. British prosecutors are seeking the extradition of Anne Sacoolas over the crash last August in which Dunn was killed while riding his motorbike.

“Following the Crown Prosecution Service’s charging decision, the Home Office has sent an extradition request to the United States for Anne Sacoolas on charges of causing death by dangerous driving,” a UK Home Office spokesman said in a statement on Friday.

“This is now a decision for the U.S. authorities.” A U.S. State Department spokesman said Washington would not grant the request. “Under the circumstances of this case, we strongly believe that an extradition request would be highly inappropriate,” the spokesman said in a statement.