Boston Marathon survivor killed in car crash in Dubai

A Northeastern University spokesman says 23-year-old Victoria McGrath, who was seriously injured by shrapnel in the 2013 bombing, died in the accident.

FILE - In this April 17, 2013 photograph, flowers and signs adorn a barrier, two days after two explosions killed three and injured hundreds, at Boylston Street near the of finish line of the Boston Marathon at a makeshift memorial for victims and survivors of the bombing. Boston will mark the second anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings Wednesday, April 15, 2015 with a subdued remembrance that includes a moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call for kindness. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
FILE - In this April 17, 2013 photograph, flowers and signs adorn a barrier, two days after two explosions killed three and injured hundreds, at Boylston Street near the of finish line of the Boston Marathon at a makeshift memorial for victims and survivors of the bombing. Boston will mark the second anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings Wednesday, April 15, 2015 with a subdued remembrance that includes a moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call for kindness. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

BOSTON (AP) – A Boston university says a woman who survived the Boston Marathon bombing and another student have been killed in a car accident in Dubai.

A Northeastern University spokesman says 23-year-old Victoria McGrath, who was seriously injured by shrapnel in the 2013 bombing, died in the accident. The school has identified the other student who was killed as Priscilla Perez Torres.

Northeastern says both students were on a personal trip and not studying abroad. 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.

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