Maryland woman dies after boy, 12, jumps from bridge, hits vehicle

Maryland woman dies after boy, 12, jumps from bridge, hits vehicle

A lady driving on a Virginia expressway was killed Saturday when a 12-year-old kid bounced off a bridge and arrived on her auto in a presumed suicide endeavor.

Harris was driving with her boyfriend, who reportedly grabbed the steering wheel from the passenger seat and brought the vehicle to the side of the highway after the impact.

Harris earned her psychology degree at Towson in May. The boy who fell off the overpass was taken to Fairfax Inova Hospital, and is being treated for life-threatening injuries. There is no word yet on his condition.

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Harris' mother tells the media that her daughter was learning how to help children like the boy who jumped from the bridge.

Harris was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders - while the boy, incredibly, survived.

Her parents said Harris had a passion for working with children with severe behavioral problems and the way she died is not lost on them.

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Marisa Harris, of Olney, Maryland, was a graduate student at Marymount University who was studying counselling and wanted to work with children with psychological needs, WUSA-TV reported.

"She was driving, her boyfriend was in the passenger seat, when all of a sudden comes this body into the windshield", Everett Bruce told ABC News. "She was fearless, she was absolutely fearless", he says. She previously graduated summa cum laude from Towson University. "She was awesome. 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.

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