Driver killed after boy jumps from overpass onto vehicle in Virginia

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The woman who died Saturday when a 12-year-old jumped from an overpass on Interstate 66 in Fairfax County, Virginia, and landed on her vehicle was a Marymount University graduate student studying mental health counseling. According to her family, her boyfriend-who was sat in the passenger's seat-took control of the wheel and drove the vehicle off the highway. He is receiving treatment at a local hospital for life-threatening injuries.

WDCW reported police are investigating the incident as a suicide.

The fatal incident occurred on Interstate 66 in Fairfax County, reports WTOP.

Harris's mother, Leigh Miller, told NBC Washington her daughter was a counseling student who wanted to work with troubled youths and would have helped the boy if she'd had the chance.

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Meanwhile, a mum who drove her auto off a cliff and into a reservoir a year ago, killing herself and her three young children, did it deliberately, officials confirmed last week.

Bruce said that Harris grew up in Olney, Maryland and had traveled the world.

In a statement, Towson University spokesman Ray Feldmann said: "Our Towson University family is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our alumna, Marisa Harris".

"That's the irony that we're looking at right now", he said, describing Marisa as outgoing, with an affinity for the outdoors. "She was loved by her friends, she was dearly loved by her family, she was admired by her peers, and she was just a shining star". "I've been hearing from her classmates all day". She said the 22-year-old loved to help children in need and had dreamt about eventually making it a career.

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