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USA Track Star

Dies In Car Wreck

Vehicle Struck by Big Rig

7/28/2014 10:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0728_torrin-lawrence_gettyTeam USA sprinter Torrin Lawrence -- one of the best sprinters in the country -- died Monday morning after his car was struck by a tractor trailer ... officials confirm. 

The 25-year-old -- who recently won a gold medal with the U.S. in the 4x400 relay at the IAAF World Relays -- was driving in Georgia around 1:40 AM when his car blew a tire and came to a stop. 

Lawrence got out of the car to call 911 -- but a big rig struck the vehicle ... which knocked the car into Torrin. Lawrence died in the wreck. 

USA Track & Field CEO Max Siegel issued a statement saying, "Torrin represented USATF with pride and passion, and had an incredible future ahead of him. We join those who will miss him deeply."

Lawrence was a standout at the University of Georgia -- and holds the NCAA record for fastest indoor 300m sprint.

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billson1234    

A big rig strikes again I hope he rests in peace

64 days ago
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Sunnypalmtrees    

Andrew Jackson High School in Jax, Fl R.I.P.

64 days ago
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cecil b carter    

rip taken to soon !!!

64 days ago
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bernie626mac    

Sad! R.I.P.

64 days ago
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Dee    

Oh wow. RIP

64 days ago
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Sexy Stig    

OMFG, how horrible!! Sad for Lawrence's family, friends and anyone who knew/loved him. What a waste of talent-- all gone within seconds.

64 days ago
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iBetty    

Sad... :-(

64 days ago
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Sonja    

Very tragic and sad

64 days ago
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Randy    

Sad day for the sports world. Truly sorry to hear about T Lawence death and to his running mates, sorry for your loss as well.

64 days ago
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Marco Polo    

This is a horrible tragedy. My heart goes out to his family and may his soul rest in peace.

64 days ago
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Nitasky    

Terrible tragedy. RIP

64 days ago
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YM    

RIP

64 days ago
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You Don't Know    

RIP! Prayers go out to the family & friends.

64 days ago
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lourdgoogoo    

My condolences to his family and friends.

64 days ago
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James476    

R. I. P

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