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Mass. Lt. Gov. urges release of crash data

By Bob Salsberg
Associated Press / December 22, 2011
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BOSTON—Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray has asked state police to release information from the so-called "black box" in the state-owned vehicle that he totaled in a crash last month.

In a letter sent Thursday to Col. Marian McGovern, Murray said because he's a high-ranking elected official, the state police should change normal procedures and make the information public. The state police responded that they would comply within the next 10 days.

Data from the "black box" device could include Murray's driving speed and other factors related to the accident.

Murray said he was surveying snowstorm damage in the predawn hours of Nov. 2 when the car hit ice and rolled over on Interstate 190. Murray, who escaped serious injury, said he wasn't speeding and requested and passed a breath test to prove he was sober.

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