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Philip Lutzenkirchen
Philip Lutzenkirchen
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The Georgia State Patrol released the official accident report in which former Auburn tight end Phil Lutzenkirchen, 23, of Marietta, was killed along with the driver Joseph Ian Davis, 22, of Atlanta in a one-vehicle wreck at 3:05 a.m. Sunday morning at the intersection of Upper Big Springs Road and Lower Big Springs Road.


According to the report, troopers suspect alcohol use and took blood samples from Lutzenkirchen and Davis to determine if it was a contributing factor. The test will take 2-3 months to confirm GSP said.


The report detailed the sequence of events starting with the vehicle, a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe, traveling south on Upper Big Springs Road running a stop sign at the intersection of Lower Big Springs Road into a ditch and going a total of 451 feet into the Big Springs Methodist Church yard. The car went airborne before overturning several times and finally coming to a rest on its hood.


Reports state that Lutzenkirchen was sitting behind the driver and was ejected from the vehicle. His fatal injuries are listed as a neck injury and spine fracture.


Davis was partially ejected from the vehicle and reports state blunt force trauma to the head was the contributing factor to his death.


Passengers Christian Case, 20, of Dadeville and Elizabeth Craig, 22, of Eatonton were transported to Wets Georgia Medical Center where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries. Case, who was restrained by seat belt was treated for a head injury. Craig, who was ejected from the vehicle, reportedly had abdomen and pelvis injuries.


The report does not list any external factors that may of contributed to the fatal wreck.


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