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Former Auburn TE Lutzenkirchen Dead At 23

Former Auburn TE, 23 year old Philip Lutzenkirchen, a member of the 2010 National Championship team, died in a car accident Sunday morning.

According to the Georgia State Patrol's BN Talley told the Ledger-Enquirer's Ryan Black that Lutzenkirchen was a passenger in a vehicle that ran a stop signat an intersection and careened into a churchyard. The vehicle flipped and ejected three of the four passengers.

Talley says, "It happened at the intersection of Upper Big Springs Road and Lower Big Springs Road. 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 of control for about 450 feet."

According to the police, Lutzenkirchen was not wearing his seatbelt.

The driver, Joseph Davis, was also killed.

Two other passengers were taken to West Georgia Medical Center in LaGranger, GA for treatment.

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