Shahdon Winchester — international soccer star from Trinidad and Tobago — died on Thursday at the age of 27 … after the car he was riding in crashed and caught fire.
Winchester — a soccer vet who made his international debut in 2010 (he has 23 international caps) — died alongside a highway in Trinidad on Thursday morning.
The soccer star was reportedly riding with his girlfriend and 2 other men when the car crashed and became engulfed in flames … killing all 4 passengers.
Firefighters responded to the scene … but none of the passengers could be saved.
Winchester played soccer all over the world … from W Connection in Trinidad and Tobago, FF Jaro in Finland, and Murcielagos in Mexico.
The entire soccer world is mourning Winchester’s death … with FIFA tweeting … “Our thoughts are with the family, friends and team-mates of Shahdon Winchester following the tragic news of his passing.”
The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association also released a statement addressing the news.
“Tragic and Heartbreaking news just coming to hand. Trinidad and Tobago forward Shahdon Winchester has been confirmed as one of the persons who have died in a vehicular accident this morning in Gasparillo.”
“This is truly tragic news for us. May his Soul Rest In Eternal Peace.”