Marathon bombing victim killed in car crash

This image was one of the many that stood out at the Boston Marathon bombing three years ago next month.

A Boston firefighter carried a badly hurt Victoria McGrath to a medical tent.

Ken McGagh / MetroWest Daily News via AP

Her story got some attention in the post-bombing frenzy because she went on a search for her rescuers, including Jimmy Plourde, a Boston firefighter.

Photo: Victoria McGrath

Her story — their story — was symbolic of the way people can be when they have to be.

McGrath did not meet her end that day in Boston. She met it in Dubai over the weekend when she and a Northeastern University classmate were killed in a car crash.