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.

Comments (9)
  1. Lori says:

    He may have not been drinking but those people are notorious for covering up for politicians. Even if he was not drinking who is to say he wasn’t under the influence of something else. Besides, it was dark out at the time of the crash. HOW could he see with no sunlight & no power (due to the power outage)?

    1. lori says:

      He said he was there to look at damage from the storm that is why I brought up light & visibility.

  2. Kinnicutt Road says:

    My guess is that he was not out there to see a what. He was out there to see a who.

  3. k2 says:

    Another coverup from a politician……….out at 6am inspecting storm damage in the pitch dark?

    1. Lori says:

      That is what I am saying!!!

  4. Ryan says:

    We don’t know. There’s both lots of meetings and planning from the grid workers at all hours. He could have been heading to that.

    Sterling wasn’t hit too hard, but WB and Leominster was. You can easily see if they’re still without power, but seeing powers off.

    A run to Leominster and back takes 30 min, so thats 5am. Not exactly the prowling time of someone committing infidelity. I know plenty of people up that early or earlier for work.

    Whats it say about us to be so cynical about this? Sometimes and accident is an accident.

  5. Lori says:

    You are right, we do not know what happened. As far as why we are so cynical… do you really need to ask? Just look around at the politicians who get away with tons of stuff & only when the public outcries so loudly that they cannot ignore it do they do something about it. Look at Edward Kennedy (rest his soul)… for all the good he did do look at what happened on that bridge so long ago. The world is abundant in cover ups or just looking past something.