A young student whose survival of the Boston Marathon bombings inspired many has been killed in a car crash in Dubai.
Victoria McGrath, 23, died in a crash that also claimed the life of her university room-mate Priscilla Perez Torres.
McGrath had been 20 when she was struck by the first bomb at the finish line of 2013's Boston Marathon.
The image of her being carried to safety by a Boston firefighter was seen around the world in the aftermath of the April 15 atrocity.
McGrath had been standing five feet away from the first bomb explosion and suffered nerve damage to her left leg from an inch-long piece of shrapnel.
Firefighter Jimmy Plourde led tributes to the business student after her death was announced.
It's been said that I helped to save her life, but the truth is Victoria saved my life after the marathon as her love, support and friendship helped myself and my family deal with the acts of 4/15/13.
Boston's Northeastern University confirmed the death of McGrath's room-mate Perez Torres, who was studying science.
Victoria and Priscilla were vibrant, beloved members of our community, and their passing leaves a grievous absence in our community and in our hearts.
Brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev carried out the 2013 bombing, which killed three and injured 264 people.
Older brother Tamerlan died in a shootout with police while Dzhokhar was convicted at trial and sentenced to death.