Sunday 22 April 2018

Graduate (22) dies after boy fell off bridge onto her car

Marisa Harris
Marisa Harris
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A young woman was killed after a 12-year-old boy fell off a bridge and landed on top of her car.

Marisa Harris (22) from Maryland, Virginia was killed on impact after the young boy fell from an overpass.

According to NBC news, Ms Harris' boyfriend was sitting in the front passenger seat and was able to grab the wheel and steer the vehicle off the road.

Ms Harris was killed by the impact and was pronounced dead at the scene. The boy was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The young woman had just graduated and was studying clinical counselling.

Marymount University officials informed students of Ms Harris' death via email.

"Every student contributes immeasurably to the community we create together at Marymount University. The loss of any student, particularly in so heartbreaking a manner, grieves us all," a statement said.

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