Boston Marathon survivor killed in Dubai crash

BOSTON - A college student who survived severe injuries in the Boston Marathon bombing was killed in a car accident in Dubai over the weekend.

Victoria McGrath was killed on Sunday (March 6), along with her roommate at Northeastern, Priscilla Perez Torres, the Boston school confirmed.

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.

Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun sent a letter Monday (March 7) notifying the Northeastern community of the students' death.

"She was devoted to helping others through leadership in student organisations and community service work," Aoun said of McGrath.

JP and Paul Norden, brothers who each lost a leg in the bombings, posted a photo of McGrath on their Facebook page. "Life can change in an instant...we know this only too well. Those who survived the Boston Marathon bombings of April 15, 2013 all had a special bond...our hearts are heavy tonight after hearing that one of our fellow survivors lost their life in a car accident," reads a posting under the photo.