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(BOSTON) — A young woman who survived the Boston Marathon bombing has passed away after a car crash in Dubai, according to her university.

Victoria McGrath suffered severe injuries during the 2013 bombing and was set to graduate this year from Northeastern University, but she and another student, Priscilla Perez Torres, died in a car accident while in Dubai, Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun said in a statement Monday.

University officials said it was a personal trip and the students were not studying abroad. Officials did not know when the crash occurred.

McGrath, of Weston, Connecticut, was studying at the business school at Northeastern and “was devoted to helping others through leadership in student organizations and community service work,” the president said.

“Victoria and Priscilla were vibrant, beloved members of our community, and their passing leaves a grievous absence in our community and in our hearts,” the president continued. “Each were kind, talented young women, with exceptional futures before them.”

He added: “Victoria and Priscilla touched many of our lives, and we will miss them terribly. Our prayers are with their families and loved ones.”

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