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Marisa Harris, 22, was killed when a boy fell onto her car as she drove on the highway in Fairfax County, VA, Saturday
Police allege 12-year-old’s jump onto car from an overpass is a suicide attempt
Harris from Maryland graduated summa cum laude from Towson University, recently
She was a grad student of mental health counseling at Marymount University
The jumper is being treated for life-threatening injuries
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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.

Marisa Harris, dies after a boy jumped from this overpass.jpgVirginia authorities believe the boy’s fall was a suicide bid

Marisa Harris 4.pngMarisa’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.


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