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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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1.

Frank    

No matter how far gone your tire is, you can still make it to the shoulder of the highway. Doesn't make sense that he had to park his car in the center of the highway. Criminals fleeing the police drive on their bare rims for 20+ miles before the wheel disintegrates.

52 days ago
2.

You Don't Know    

I will not even listen to this recording. Even if it is a part of the story, I find it a little disrespectful that you publicize his last spoken words to the public. This should only be released to his family.

52 days ago
3.

Stiletto    

Walmart "strikes" again?

52 days ago
4.

BEEJ    

Limp it to the shoulder and DO NOT get out of the car.

52 days ago
5.

Becki4jb    

RIP

52 days ago
6.

FREEDOM    

HOW HORRIBLY SAD TO HEAR HIS BEAUTIFUL VOICE AND HIS LAST WORDS. YOUR TRULY MISSED!!!!

52 days ago

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