12-Year-Old Boy Attempts Suicide, Ends Up Killing Driver Instead


Not many things are more horrifying than a 12-year-old boy who feels like suicide is the only way out.  But when one boy tried to end his own life, he inadvertently took the life of another innocent during his failed suicide attempt.

Police say that a young woman driver was killed when a 12-year-old boy attempted to kill himself by jumping off an overpass.  Police identified the driver as 22-year-old Marisa Harris of Olney, Maryland. Harris was a graduate student at Marymount University who wanted to help kids combating depression.

According to USA Today, Harris graduated summa cum laude from Towson University before beginning her graduate program at Marymount University where she studied mental health counseling. Harris’ mom called it “ironic” saying the boy who killed her is a child she would have helped.


According to police, Harris was driving her 2005 Ford Escape east on Interstate 66 outside Washington, D.C., when the young boy jumped from the Cedar Lane overpass in Fairfax County, incapacitating her. Harris’ family said her boyfriend, who was in the passenger’s seat, took control of the car and steered it off of the interstate.

Police responded to the accident at 4:18 p.m. ET. Harris was pronounced dead at the scene. Her boyfriend, whose name was not given, was not injured. Authorities transported the 12-year-old boy to Fairfax Inova Hospital with life-threatening injuries, but he survived.

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