Both the Georgia Bulldogs and Auburn Tigers suffered sad losses today, as UGA catcher Ian Davis and former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen were killed in a tragic auto accident near LaGrange, Ga. on Sunday morning.
The news was first reported by the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.
“It happened at the intersection of Upper Big Springs Road and Lower Big Springs Road,” Master Trooper B.N. Talley of the Georgia State Patrol 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 of control for about 450 feet.”
Davis, who as a JUCO transfer to Georgia’s baseball team from USC Sumter, was driving the car along with Lutzenkirchen, and two other passengers – 22-year-old Elizabeth Craig of Eatonton, Georgia and 20-year-old Christian Case of Dadeville, Alabama – who were injured.
Georgia head baseball coach Scott Stricklin expressed his sadness at the news of Davis’ death.
Heartbroken to hear that Ian Davis has passed away.Just a great kid that had so much ahead of him. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family
— Scott Stricklin (@CoachStrick10) June 29, 2014
Lutzenkirchen gained fame during Auburn’s 2010 National Championship run as one of quarterback Cam Newton‘s favorite targets, as well as for performing his popular end zone celebration dance, the Lutzie.
All of us at DawnOfTheDawg send our most heartfelt prayers to the families of all involved in this terrible tragedy, and we offer our best to the Auburn family who has lost one of their greatest members.
Here’s to a true Damn Good Dawg and War Damn Eagle.
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