FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. - A Maryland woman was killed in Virginia on Saturday when a 12-year-old boy landed on her SUV while she was driving on Interstate 66 in Fairfax County, according to local news reports.
Marisa Harris, a 22-year-old graduate student at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, was driving with her boyfriend in the passenger seat, when the boy jumped off an overpass and landed on her SUV just before 4:30, Virginia State Police officials said.
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On behalf of MUSGA, we extend our deepest condolences to Marisa Harris’ family and friends. pic.twitter.com/jjNmONKDqG— Marymount Univ. SGA (@MarymountSGA) October 30, 2017
Harris was pronounced dead at the scene, according to NBC 4, but her boyfriend survived, managing to steer the vehicle off to the side of the road.
The boy was taken with life-threatening injuries to a local hospital, police said.
Harris’ mother said her daughter was studying clinical counseling and had recently taken a trip to Budspest as part of the class work, NBC 4 reported.
"This is the type of kid she would be working with," said Patrick Harris of his daughter Marisa who was killed when a 12 yo jumped from I66 pic.twitter.com/XSrydCOQpR— Cheryl Conner (@ABC7Cheryl) October 29, 2017
Flowers left on the Cedar Lane overpass above I-66 where police say a 12 yr old boy jumped in attempt to commit suicide...killing 22 yr old Marisa Harris who was driving below. Boy has life threatening injuries @fox5dc pic.twitter.com/ingsxw4t3i— Anjali Hemphill (@AnjaliHemphill) October 30, 201
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