Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds dies in car accident aged 46

Former Australian cricket all-rounder Andrew Symonds has been killed in a car accident, it has been announced.

The 46-year-old was involved in an accident around 10:30 p.m. local time on Saturday night outside of Townsville, where he was retired.

Symonds’ passing comes with Australian cricket still mourning legends Shane Warne and Rod Marsh, who both died in March.

Symonds made 26 Tests for Australia between 2004 and 2008, as well as a massive 198 One Day International appearances in an 11-year career from 1999.

He was a member of two World Cup winning squads, while also playing county cricket for Kent, Gloucestershire, Lancashire and Surrey.

A statement from local police said: “Initial information indicates that the car was traveling on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge, shortly after 11pm when it drifted off the roadway and rolled over.

Emergency services attempted to resuscitate the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, but he died of his injuries.

“The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.”

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