Memorial Service, Posthumous Degrees Planned for 2 Northeastern University Students Killed in Dubai Crash

A memorial service for two Northeastern University students killed in a crash in Dubai will be held Wednesday. 

Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun also announced the university will be awarding the two students posthumous degrees.

"Before tragedy took them from us. Victoria and Priscilla were well on their way to graduating this spring," said Aoun.  "Like their classmates, they earned their degrees throught focus and hard work.  By presenting their diplomas to their familes in May, Victoria and Priscilla will remain members of the Northeastern family forever."

Victoria McGrath, a student who survived serious injuries in the Boston Marathon bombing, along with her roommate Priscilla Perez Torres, were killed in a car accident earlier this month.

McGrath and Torres were on a personal trip, and not studying abroad, according to the school.

McGrath was scheduled to graduate this spring from Northeastern's school of business. She was originally from Weston, Connecticut. 

Torres, who was also scheduled to graduate this spring, came to Northeastern from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. 

The gathering will take place at 5 p.m. at the Fenway Center for members of the Northeastern University community. 

High speed and alcohol were involved in the Ferrari crash that killed these two women along with a Canadian boxer and another man, according to a Dubai prosecutor.

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