FAIRFAX, Va. — Police say a 12-year-old boy jumped from an overpass above Interstate 66 in northern Virginia and fell onto a car, killing the driver.
The incident took place Saturday afternoon in Fairfax County. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in a statement Sunday afternoon that the boy landed on a Ford Escape and the impact incapacitated the vehicle’s driver. Virginia State Police are investigating the incident as a suicide attempt, CBS affiliate WUSA-TV reports.
Geller says the driver of the Ford, 22-year-old Marisa W. Harris of Olney, Maryland, died at the scene. Harris’ family said her boyfriend, who was in the passenger’s seat, took control of the car and steered it off of the interstate, WUSA-TV reports.
The boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
WUSA-TV reports that Harris was studying mental health counseling in a graduate program at Marymount University. Harris’ mother called the tragedy “ironic,” saying the 12-year-old boy who killed her is someone her daughter would have helped.
© 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Source: Google Alerts
more recommended stories
Federal Government Shuts Down After Congress Fails To Reach Deal
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., at a.
Stroke and Dementia Risks With Sugars and Artificial Sweeteners: Fact or Fiction?
Researchers use data from large ongoing.
Tom Petty Died Of Accidental Drug Overdose, Coroner And Family Say
by DANIEL ARKIN and ANDREW BLANKSTEIN Rock superstar.
Roy Halladay had mix of drugs in system during fatal plane crash
http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.3766853.1516399285!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_485/180424293.jpgBaseball legend Roy Halladay had amphetamines,.
Facebook Announces New Methods to Measure Page and Publisher Trust, Which Will Impact Reach
So this could be problematic. In.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Denied VIP Entry At Newark Airport
Now he’s one of us. Former.