A 22-year-old lady died after a 12-year-old boy jumped off of an overpass and landed on her automotive, Saturday.
The boy, who has not been named, jumped off of Cedar Lane overpass in Virginia and landed on Marisa W. Harris’ 2005 Ford Escape, in response to a press launch supplied to PEOPLE by the Virginia State Police Division. A 23-year-old male passenger who was touring with Harris managed to seize the steering wheel and direct the car off of the interstate.
Harris, of Olney, Maryland, died on the scene, whereas the passenger was unhurt. The boy was transported to Fairfax Inova Hospital the place he’s being handled for life-threatening accidents.
Police say the incident is being investigated as an tried suicide.
Harris’ household advised The Washington Submit that she was pursuing her grasp’s diploma in scientific counseling at Marymount College in Arlington, Virginia. They stated she had a present for working with kids with extreme behavioral issues.
“She was caring — I imply she had an absolute love for youngsters,” Leigh Miller, Harris’ mom, stated.
Her father, Patrick Harris, advised the Submit he wasn’t ignorant in regards to the circumstances of her demise.
“That’s the irony that we’re proper now,” he stated, describing Marisa as outgoing, with an affinity for the outside. “She was fearless, she was completely fearless. She was liked by her mates, she was dearly liked by her household, she was admired by her friends, she was only a shining star.”
As for her ardour in serving to kids, her family members stated it ran within the household as Marisa got here from a “lengthy line of psychologists.”
“She was — she was superior,” her mom stated. “I miss her a lot.”