Star sprinter Torrin Lawrence dies at 25

Star sprinter Torrin Lawrence dies at 25

In this June 20, 2013 file photo, Torrin Lawrence reacts after his heat in the senior men's 400-meter dash at the U.S. Championships athletics meet in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo: Associated Press/Charlie Neibergall, File

Celebrated 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 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, winning gold in the 4×400 relay.

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