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Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, parents of Harry Dunn. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

The parents of Harry Dunn, a teenager killed in an auto crash that British police say involved the wife of an American diplomat, met with President Trump on Tuesday, but they declined to meet with Anne Sacoolas, the American suspect in the crash.

Driving the news: Sacoolas returned to the U.S. after invoking diplomatic immunity amid police reports that her vehicle struck 19-year-old Dunn's motorcycle when she was driving on the wrong side of the road in the U.K on Aug. 27.

  • The U.K. pressed the U.S. to waive immunity to no avail, CNN reports. Dunn's parents have also pleaded with Trump to intervene.

What they're saying: Harry Dunn's parents, Tim Dunn and Charlotte Charles, on Wednesday told "CBS This Morning" that they didn't know they were meeting with Trump, and were told they'd be meeting "a senior official."

  • Trump explained that Sacoolas was in the next room, according to the parents' account, but they declined to meet with her, stressing they would prefer to speak with her in the U.K., rather than to be "thrown into a room together."
"We've said all along we are willing to meet her, but it has to be with therapists and mediators. And that's not just for us; it's for her as well. To be thrown into a room together with no prior warning, that's not good for her mental health, and it's certainly not good for ours."
— Charlotte Charles
  • Trump said he thought the family would want to meet the driver, according to the Washington Post. "I offered to bring the person in question in and they weren't ready for it," Trump said, adding that accidents like Dunn's occur because different road rules in the two countries.

Why it matters: Dunn's death has sparked "widespread controversy in Britain and thrust the concept of diplomatic immunity into the spotlight, triggering a debate about who it should protect and what exactly it should cover," the Washington Post writes.

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The body of John Geddert was found on Thursday, just hours after the former USA Gymnastics coach was charged with 24 counts of criminal misconduct, according to Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.

What they're saying: “My office has been notified that the body of John Geddert was found late this afternoon after taking his own life. This is a tragic end to a tragic story for everyone involved," Nessel said in a statement.

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