Former Auburn player Philip Lutzenkirchen dies in accident

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(CBS Sports) – Phillip Lutzenkirchen, a member of Auburn’s 2010 national championship-winning team, and one of the most popular Auburn players in recent history, died Sunday morning in a car accident.


CBS Sports states Auburn SID Kirk Sampson confirmed the news Sunday afternoon and multiple Auburn coaches, including offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, have tweeted about it as well.

The car accident occurred outside LaGrange, Georgia at approximately 3:06 a.m. Sunday morning. B.N. Talley, the officer who responded to the scene, told the Ledger Enquirer that a 2006 Chevy Tahoe missed a stop sign at a “t-intersection” before traveling off the intersection and into a churchyard. The car overturned, ejecting three of four passengers from the vehicle.

Lutzenkirchen was killed at the scene, as was the car’s driver, Joseph Davis.

Lutzenkirchen was 23 years old.