Woman dies after 'suicidal' boy jumps off bridge and lands on her car

2017-10-30 12:39
PHOTO: Facebook/Marisa Harris

PHOTO: Facebook/Marisa Harris

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Washington DC - A young woman was killed when a 12-year-old boy jumped from a bridge onto a US highway and landed on her SUV.

Marisa Harris, from Maryland, US, was driving under the Cedar overpass on Interstate 66 when the unnamed boy, who allegedly wanted to commit suicide, landed on her Ford Escape on Saturday, 28 October.

The impact of the boy landing on her 4x4 killed Mary (22) on the scene and the passenger in the front seat – believed to have been her boyfriend – steered the car into the emergency lane.

According to NBC News, police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in a statement that the passenger was unhurt but the 12-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Fairfax hospital in Virginia, US.

Marisa, who recently took a trip to Budapest, lived in Texas and studied clinical counselling at Marymount University. 

Her devastated family said she was a hardworking student who wanted to work with children with severe behavioural problems.

“She was caring – I mean she had an absolute love for children,” Marisa’s mom, Leigh Miller told NBC News.  “She was awesome. I miss her so much.”

Her heartbroken father Patrick Harris said: “She was loved by her friends, she was dearly loved by her family, she was admired by her peers, and she was just a shining star.”

Local police are still investigating the incident as an attempted suicide, WTOP reports.

Sources: metro.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk, nbcwashington.com, thesun.co.uk, wtop.com   

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