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Star sprinter Torrin Lawrence dies at 25

Jul 28, 2014 | 1:59pm EDT

Celebrated U.S. track star Torrin Lawrence has been killed in a tragic road accident in Georgia. The 25-year-old athlete was driving in the early hours of Monday (28Jul14) when one of his vehicle's tires exploded, causing his car to grind to a halt. He climbed out of the vehicle to call emergency services, but was fatally struck after a tractor trailer crashed into his wreck, sending it hurtling towards the sprinter. Lawrence was a star sportsman at the University of Georgia and a key member of Team USA at the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas in May (14), winning gold in the 4x400 relay.

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