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Former Auburn TE Philip Lutzenkirchen Dies in Car Accident

Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen has died in a car accident. According to the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger, the accident occurred southeast of LaGrange, Georgia at approximately 3:06 a.m Sunday morning.

According to Master Trooper B.N. Talley of the Georgia State Patrol, the vehicle was a 2006 Chevy Tahoe. The driver missed a stop sign and were out of control for about 450 feet.

At that point, Talley said, the vehicle overturned, ejecting three of the four passengers.

"Philip was one of them and he was killed at the scene," said Talley.

Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs released a statement:

"Philip's death is a devastating tragedy for his family, the Auburn family and his countless friends. Today is also a profoundly sad day for the Auburn athletics family, who loved and respected Philip not only as a great player but more importantly as a friend and the epitome of an Auburn man."

Lutzenkirchen was 23 years old.


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