A suicide attempt in Northern Virginia led to an unwanted victim, after a 12-year-old landed on a car and killed the driver. The boy jumped off an overpass in what has been clearly identified as a suicide but, as soon as he jumped, a car got in his way, and he landed on top of it. The impact steered the car off the interstate, and the woman who was driving died at the scene.
A failed suicide attempt led to an unwanted victim
An unnamed 12-year-old boy climbed up an overpass on Interstate 66 in Fairfax County, Virginia. At about 4:15 p.m. local time on Saturday, he decided to jump, but he didn’t land on the ground. Right when he jumped, a car was passing on the interstate, and he landed on top of it.
The woman who was driving was Marisa Harris, aged 22. She wasn’t alone in the car, and the front seat passenger, who was probably her boyfriend, took control of the wheel and swerved the car off the road. This happened as soon as the collision took place and the woman remained unable to drive.
The killed woman was studying to work with children
Corinne Geller, the Virginia Police spokesperson, declared that Marisa was killed on the scene, but the passenger suffered no injuries. The boy who attempted suicide didn’t die, but he suffered severe wounds which put his life in danger.
Marisa’s family was shocked at the news, but couldn’t help noticing an irony of the situation. The girl was studying to become a clinical counselor, and wanted to help children struggling with behavioral problems. Their parents told everyone how much she loved children, and how her outgoing personality made everyone love her.
Immediately after the incident took place, the police closed the road to perform some investigations. Now, they had put it back in use, as they have already released their findings.
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