Former Australia cricketer Andrew Symonds dies in car accident aged 46

Former Australian cricket allrounder Andrew Symonds has died in a car crash, it has been announced.

The 46-year-old was involved in a crash outside Townsville, where he lived in retirement, at around 10.30pm local time on Saturday night. 

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

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

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

A local police statement read: “Early information indicates, shortly after 11pm the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled.

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

“The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.”

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