Torrin Lawrence runs in the men's 400 meter dash preliminaries during day 2 of the USATF Outdoor Championships at Hornet Stadium on June 26, 2014 in Sacramento, California

Torrin Lawrence runs in the men’s 400 meter dash preliminaries during day 2 of the USATF Outdoor Championships at Hornet Stadium on June 26, 2014 in Sacramento, California

*Team USA track star Torrin Lawrence, one of the best sprinters in the country, died Monday morning after his car was struck by a tractor trailer, reports TMZ.

The 25-year-old, who recently won a gold medal in the 4×400 relay at the IAAF World Relays, was driving in Georgia around 1:40 a.m. 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 Lawrence. The athlete died in the collision.

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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.