Marisa Harris was killed when a 12-year-old boy dropped from an overpass onto her car as she drove on the highway, Saturday in Virginia
A Maryland woman driving on a Virginia highway was killed Saturday when a 12-year-old boy jumped off an overpass and landed on her car in a suspected suicide attempt.
The unidentified jumper fell from above I-66 in Fairfax County around 4:15 p.m., striking the driver’s side of Marisa Harris’s Ford Escape, according to Virginia State Police.
Harris, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene after her boyfriend, who was in the passenger’s seat and remained uninjured, took control of the car and steered it to safety.
Virginia authorities believe the boy’s fall was a suicide bid
Marisa’s mom noted the irony of her daughter, a graduate student of mental health counseling, being killed by someone she could have helped
The boy is being treated for life-threatening injuries, and police said they are investigating the jump as a suicide attempt.
Harris had graduated summa cum laude from Towson University and was studying at a graduate mental health counseling program at Marymount University, her mother told WUSA.
She noted with irony that her daughter who was studying to help children who are battling depression, died when a boy she could have helped allegedly tried to take his own life.