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U.S. Sprinter Torrin Lawrence

911 Before Fatal Crash

'Help Is On the Way'

7/29/2014 7:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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TMZ Sports has obtained the 911 calls placed by Team USA sprinter Torrin Lawrence moments before he was killed in a big rig crash ... in which he calmly explained that his car had spun out on the highway and he needed help. 

During the call, Lawrence couldn't have been nicer -- telling the operator he was on his way home to Florida when his Ford Taurus blew a tire and got stuck in the middle of Interstate 75. 

The operator tells Lawrence that help is on the way. 

Moments later, a big rig smashed into the Ford -- which then struck Lawrence who was still waiting near the vehicle. Lawrence was killed in the collision.  

He was 25.

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