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Ex-Auburn and Lassiter star Lutzenkirchen killed in auto accident

  • 1:35 pm Sunday, June 29th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Philip Lutzenkirchen, tight end, Auburn. Played high school football at Lassiter. By Butch Dill

Philip Lutzenkirchen, 23, a member of Auburn’s 2010 national championship-winning team and a former star at Lassiter High died Sunday morning in a car accident, Auburn’s sports information office confirmed.

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 was “out of control for about 450 feet” before [More]