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U.S. athlete Torrin Lawrence killed in accident

U.S. athlete Torrin Lawrence was killed in a late-night vehicular accident as he traveled through Georgia, a New York Times article reported on July 28.

According to Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock, the incident happened on Interstate 75 just after 1:00 a.m. Lawrence, 25, was on his way home to Jacksonville, Florida when one of his tires popped. Lawrence apparently exited his vehicle to make a phone call when a huge truck appeared and struck his vehicle. Lawrence was fatally struck by his own vehicle after the collision. Lawrence was a 400-meter runner, often in relays, for Team USA. Just this month, Lawrence clocked his personal best outdoor time for the 400 meters at a meet in Belgium.

The attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP, are deeply sorry this incident occurred. Our legal team extends its sincere condolences to the friends and family suffering during this difficult time.

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