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911 Call Released From Lt. Gov. Tim Murray’s Crash

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Lt. Gov. Tim Murray's car after the crash (Photo by: Karen Anderson)

Lt. Gov. Tim Murray’s car after the crash (Photo by: Karen Anderson)

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BOSTON (CBS) – State Police have released the 911 call after Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray’s car crash.

Murray hit a patch of ice and flipped his car last week on I-190 in Sterling.

The car skidded 100 feet before stopping.

A witness called 911 to report the accident.

Listen to the call

911 call: “I saw a car he’s off the road, there’s an accident on the southbound on 190. He’s in the in like the rocks, you can barely see him but I saw him walking out.”

Murray said he was wearing a seat belt, wasn’t speeding and was not under the influence of anything.

“For everyone’s protection and to ensure that nobody could question, I asked them for a field breath test and they had to call another state police trooper who had that to come and I blew that with a 0.00, so there was no alcohol involved,” he said.

State Police spokesman David Procopio released a statement saying in part:

“There is no evidence to suggest the operator was speeding. There was no evidence of any causation factor other than the road condition. All the evidence indicates the cause of the crash was ice on the roadway.”

Murray lives in Worcester, which is 12 miles from the accident scene.

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