Pedestrian falls onto I-66, driver dies

Police: Suicide Attempt by Boy Jumping From Overpass Kills Driver Below

The Daily Mail quoted the police saying that the boy landed on a Ford Escape and the impact incapacitated the vehicle's driver, Marisa Harris, 22, who died on the spot.

Her boyfriend, who was sat in the front passenger seat, was able to steer the vehicle off the highway.

The juvenile was transported to Fairfax Inova Hospital and is still being treated for life-threatening injuries. His identity has not been released. The passenger was not injured. The boy leaped from Interstate 66 and hit Harris' 2005 Ford Escape at about 4:15 p.m., the local news channel reported.

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".

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"She was fearless; she was absolutely fearless", he said, according to the Washington Post.

The kid is being dealt with forever undermining wounds, and police said they are examining the bounce as a suicide endeavor.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Gelle said the incident took place Saturday afternoon on Interstate 66. "She was loved by her friends, she was dearly loved by her family, she was admired by her peers, she was just a shining star".

Told Marisa's mother, Leigh Miller, 'She was caring - I mean she had an absolute love for children'.

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