Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

12-year old boy jumps off overpass, kills female driver below

Courtesy of Marisa Harris' family Courtesy of Marisa Harris' family
Wallace Pearson | 01 November, 2017, 00:58

"She was caring-I mean she had an absolute love for children", the mother tells the Washington Post.

Leigh Harris called it "ironic" that her daughter died the way she did.

Harris was killed by the impact, but her boyfriend, who was in the passenger's seat, was able to steer the SUV to the side of the highway, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Harris' boyfriend was not injured, but police said she was killed on impact.

Virginia State Police say yesterday's freakish accident on I-66 was an apparent suicide attempt. The boy was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

According to press release of PEOPLE held by Virginia State Police Department 22-year-old girl, Marisa W. Harris died in an incident when a boy, 22 (anonymous) dived off of an Interstate 66, Virginia's Cedar Lane overpass and hit the 2005 Ford Escape that Marisa was driving.

Police responded to the accident at 4:18 p.m. ET. She wanted to devote her career to helping children, family members said.

The Marymount student body had been notified of her death via email on October 30.

Bruce said that Harris grew up in Olney, Maryland and had traveled the world. She completed her undergraduate degree at Towson University in Towson, Maryland, where she graduated summa cum laude.

"About half of (students) don't make it", Towson psychology professor Dr. Bethany Brand told ABC 2 News.

"She didn't even get an opportunity to begin her life", Bruce said. "I miss her so much".

"That's the irony that we're looking at right now", he said, describing Marisa as outgoing, with an affinity for the outdoors. She was fearless, she was absolutely fearless.

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