The death of Marisa Harris, 22, proved to be a terrible tragedy matched only by its sheer irony. Harris was a Marymount University graduate student who committed her life to working with depressed teens. Her life was cut short when a depressed 12-year-old boy reportedly jumped from an interstate overpass and hit her car.
Marisa was the type of daughter that brought nothing but pride and joy to her parents. She graduated summa cum laude from Towson before beginning her graduate program at Marymount University in Mental Health Counseling.
Harris was driving on I-66 when a boy crashed on to her 2005 Ford Escape. She was immediately incapacitated and her boyfriend in the passenger seat took control of the car and amazingly steered it off the Interstate.
The 12-year-old boy survived the crash. The looming question will be whether the depressed teen will now be criminally charged.