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Driver killed when boy, 12, jumps from overpass in suicide attempt

October 30, 2017 GMT

A 12-year-old boy’s suicide attempt wound up killing a woman after he jumped from an interstate overpass and landed on her car, police said.

Virginia State Police are investigating the incident that happened Saturday and killed Marisa Harris, 22, of Olney, Md.

She was a graduate student at Marymount University after graduating with honors from Towson University. She wanted to help children fighting depression.

Police said Harris was driving her 2005 Ford Escape on Interstate 66 in Fairfax County when the boy jumped from an overpass, incapacitating harris. Her boyfriend, who was in the passenger seat, took control of the car and steered it off the interstate.

She was pronounced dead at the scene; the boy was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.