Former AFL Player Colin Sylvia Dies In Car Crash Age 32
Former Melbourne and Fremantle AFL player Colin Sylvia has died age 32.
Former Demons player Garry Lyon confirmed the rumours Monday morning that Sylvia, 32, had been killed in a car accident on Sunday afternoon, in Victoria's northwest.
“Colin Sylvia has tragically been killed in a car accident near Mildura, just out of Mildura last night,” Lyon told SEN.
“Colin was taken really early in the draft, I think pick number three, was a really talented footballer at the Melbourne footy club.
“Just one of those footballers where that talent and potential was never fulfilled, found his way to Fremantle and couldn’t get settled over there either.
“He has had some off-field issues he has had to deal with along the way and tragically overnight, he has been killed in a car accident.
“Our condolences and sympathies are extended to Colin Sylvia and his family and friends.”
A second driver was injured in the crash, but was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Victoria Police have yet to determine a cause.
Tributes to the former player were flowing online from the wider AFL community.
"To my best mate, I still can't believe it. Words can't describe how I'm feeling!!!" former Demons teammate Brent Moloney wrote on Instagram.
"We were always side by side no matter where we were. My thoughts go out to his beautiful family, I'm gonna miss you brother. Gone to soon R.I.P Col."