Former AFL star Colin Sylvia tragically dies in car crash aged just 32

FORMER AFL star Colin Sylvia has tragically passed away following a car crash aged just 32.

The ex-Melbourne and Fremantle player was killed on impact following a collision with another vehicle on Sunday.

 Colin Sylvia has passed away aged just 32

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Colin Sylvia has passed away aged just 32

The incident happened in Victoria's north-east in the Mildura suburb of Irymple.

It is believed the driver of the other vehicle is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Sylvia's best mate and former team-mate Brent Moloney confirmed the news with a heartbreaking post on Instagram.

He wrote: "To my best mate, I still can’t believe it. Words can’t describe how I’m feeling!!! 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."

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To my Best mate, I still can’t believe it 😢 Words can’t describe how I’m feeling!!! 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 x Gone to soon R.I.P Col xx

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Sylvia played in 163 AFL games and had returned to his hometown after ending his football career.

A neighbour reportedly told local reporters how the force of the impact was so strong that the cars ended up around 80m apart.

Reported by Australian publication News, the neighbour said: "It sounded like a truck hitting a wall. I was expecting a truck through a house it was that loud,”

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FORMER AFL star Colin Sylvia has tragically passed away following a car crash aged just 32.