According to The Seattle Times, a college student who survived serious injuries in the Boston Marathon bombing was killed in a car accident in Dubai over the weekend, a spokesman for Northeastern University said Monday.
Victoria McGrath was killed Sunday, along with her roommate at Northeastern, Priscilla Perez Torres, the Boston school confirmed. McGrath and Torres were on a personal trip and not studying abroad.
McGrath, 23, received severe shrapnel injuries to her left leg from the first of two bombs placed near the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013. Three people were killed and more than 260 others were injured in the bombing.
A Northeastern spokesman said McGrath was scheduled to graduate this spring from Northeastern’s school of business. She was originally from Weston, Connecticut. The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi declined to comment.
Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun sent a letter Monday notifying the Northeastern community of the students’ death. “She was devoted to helping others through leadership in student organizations and community service work,” Aoun said of McGrath.
Torres, who was also scheduled to graduate this spring, came to Northeastern from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, and was passionate about travel and working on issues related to nutrition and women’s health, Aoun said.
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