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Cincinnati lineman Ben Flick dies in car accident

By Tom Fornelli | Staff Writer

A single-car accident on Saturday night has claimed the life of one Cincinnati Bearcat football player and injured two others.

The school announced on Sunday morning that offensive lineman Ben Flick died as a result of the accident, and both receivers Mark Barr and Javon Harrison were injured in the accident.

“I can't put into words how tragic this is,” Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville said. “As a father and a coach, it's something you hope you never have to go through. Ben was so proud to be a part of this team and University. He worked hard and had shown a great deal of improvement since the summer. His future was bright. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Flick family on their loss. We also hope and pray for Mark and Javon to recover from their injuries.”

The crash occurred at 10:30 p.m. Saturday night and Flick was pronounced dead at the scene. Barr and Harrison were transported to the hospital by helicopter -- along with the driver of the car, who was not identified -- to the UC Medical Center.

Barr and the driver are listed in critical condition. Harrison is in stable condition.

Flick was 19 years old.

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