Former Auburn Tight End Lutzenkirchen Dies in Car Accident

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen was ejected from a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe when it overturned several times near LaGrange, Georgia early Sunday morning. He was the starting tight end for the Tigers during their 2010 national championship run.

Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen. Photo Source: Zimbio.com

LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia state police say a former Auburn University tight end has died in a one-car crash in western Georgia.

Authorities say 23-year-old Philip Lutzenkirchen was ejected from a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe when it overturned several times near LaGrange, Georgia early Sunday morning.

Investigators say 22-year-old Joseph Ian Davis was driving and was partially ejected from the vehicle. Authorities say blood was drawn from Davis to determine whether alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Troopers say 22-year-old Elizabeth Craig of Eatonton, Georgia and 20-year-old Christian Case of Dadeville, Alabama were also injured.

Lutzenkirchen of Marietta, Georgia was a graduate of Lassiter High School and is ranked first in touchdowns by a tight end in Auburn University history with 14. Lutzenkirchen played on Auburn's 2011 national championship team.


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