Police in Georgia investigating a fatal car accident taking the life of former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen suspect alcohol was tied to the accident. According to information obtained by AL.com Monday, police believe alcohol was consumed by all four people in the car that spun out of control early Sunday morning, killing Lutzenkirchen and the driver, Joseph Ian Davis, and injuring two others.
Per the report, blood toxicology reports will not be completed for weeks, so the final findings will take some time to discover. Police details from the crash investigation say Lutzenkirchen was ejected from his seat after the vehicle ran through a stop sign and lost control driving through a ditch and flying in the air while going through another ditch. Lutzenkirchen was killed on the scene and was not wearing a seatbelt. The driver, Davis, was also not wearing a seatbelt.
Auburn fans took to Toomer’s Corner Sunday to pay their respects to Lutzenkirchen. Lutzenkirchen is Auburn’s all-time leader in touchdown receptions by a tight end with 14. He had to retire after a hip injury in 2012.