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This is straight from them and there aren't may details at the moment"
Philip Lutzenkirchen, a member of the 2010 Auburn national championship team and one of the most popular players in recent Tigers history, died in an automobile accident early Sunday morning, AUC has learned.
He was 23.
At this time, no other details are known.
Lutzenkirchen was a graduate of Lassiter high School in suburban Atlanta and had Hutson Mason as his quarterback with the Trojans. He went to Auburn where he ws one of the most accomplished tight ends in recent decades.
His first flash with fame came in high school with this amazing play
And he was one of the most relied-upon receivers for Cam Newton in his time on the Plains
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More when we know more, but the HQ's thoughts and prayers to the families at Lassiter and Auburn...
UPDATE: The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer's Ryan Black can confirm the passing- having spoken with a state trooper who worked the scene.
The accident happened shortly after 3AM and Black caught up with Master Trooper B.N. Talley...
From Black's piece:
"It happened at the intersection of Upper Big Springs Road and Lower Big Springs Road," Talley said. "The vehicle was a 2006 Chevy Tahoe and the driver missed a stop sign at the intersection of those two roads, which is more or less a 'T-intersection.' They traveled through the intersection off into a churchyard. They were out out of control for about 450 feet."
At that point, Talley said, the vehicle overturned, ejecting all four passengers.
"Philip was one of them," Talley said," and he was killed at the scene."
Bulldawg Illustrated is also reporting that UGA baseball player, Ian Davis, has also passed away in the accident.
Black is also reporting in an update that Lutzenkirchen was not wearing a seat belt.