An Illinois woman was on her way to Miami International Airport after spending three days celebrating her birthday with her best friends when tragedy struck. 23-year-old Mariah Michelle Logan was hanging out the window of a car yelling "Bye Miami" as it cruised down the highway when the driver changed lanes. Logan fell out of the window onto the expressway and was run over by a Range Rover that was driving behind them.
The driver of the Range Rover, who has not been identified, briefly stopped before speeding away. Police say they are investigating the incident as a traffic homicide and are looking into whether alcohol played a role in what happened.
“She brought energy and life. She never looked at the bad. I was told I was a special man and she made me believe it. We had the next five years mapped out,” Logan's boyfriend, Ray Olden, told the Miami Herald.
Logan's family told ABC Chicago that she worked as a mental health technician at the Ann Kiley Residential Center in Illinois and that she loved her job, which allowed her to help people with developmental disabilities.
“Her smile would brighten up a room. She didn’t have to say anything. She was always praying for people, letting them know that God was there if you need him,” Logan's sister, Xylina Griffin, told the news station.