An extremely sad story going on in the SEC right now. One of the best tight ends in Auburn history, Phillip Lutzenkirchen, and former Georgia baseball player Ian Davis have been killed in a car wreck.
The wreck was in Troup County, Georgia, near LaGrange.
According to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, the fatal accident occurred in Troup County, just
southeast of LaGrange, at approximately 3:06 a.m. Sunday morning,
according to Master Trooper B.N. Talley of the Georgia State Patrol, who
responded to the scene.
"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."
The driver of the vehicle, Joseph Davis, was also killed.
Ian Davis did not play at UGA in 2014, but he does have a South Carolina tie, having played baseball at USC-Sumter. He was a graduate of Dunwoody High School in the metro Atlanta suburbs. Davis was a student in the Terry School of Business at UGA, and was working over the summer at Northwestern Mutual in Atlanta.
Lutzenkirchen was a member of the 2010 national championship team, having caught 59 passes for 14 touchdowns. Lutzenkirchen had just become a coach at a private school in Montgomery. He was a graduate of Lassiter High School in Marietta, and caught 72 passes for 1,000 yards as a HS senior.
This is a very sad moment for both Georgia and Auburn's athletic programs. Prayers for everyone involved.