Boston Marathon Survivor Killed in Auto Accident

A student at Northeastern University in Boston, Victoria McGrath was killed Sunday in Dubai, along with her roommate, 23-year-old Priscilla Perez Torres, of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

On April 15, 2013, when McGrath was 20 and a spectator at the Boston Marathon, she was 5 feet from where the first bomb exploded at the race’s finish line. Shrapnel pierced one of her legs and sent her sprawling onto the pavement, screaming in pain. Three people were killed and more than 260 others were injured in the bombing.

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