MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 27: Colin Sylvia of the Demons gathers one ball as he keeps an eye on another during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at AAMI Park on April 27, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

Former Melbourne and Fremantle player Colin Sylvia has passed away overnight, after he was involved in a car crash in Mildura.

Melbourne legend Garry Lyon confirmed the news on SEN Breakfast on Monday morning, and spoke about the 32-year-old.

Colin Sylvia has tragically been killed in a car accident near Mildura, just out of Mildura last night,” Garry Lyon told SEN Breakfast.

“Some of the details are a bit sketchy but a two-car collision up there.

“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.”

Sylvia played 163 AFL games, with 157 of them coming for Melbourne, while six of them were played for Fremantle.