Former Australia cricketer and two-time World Cup winner Andrew Symonds has died in a car crash on Saturday night.
Former Austrian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has been killed in a car crash, Cricket Australia said Sunday, in another tragic blow for the sport after the recent deaths of fellow greats Shane Warne and Rod Marsh.
The 46-year-old, who played 26 Tests and 198 one-day internationals for Australia from 1998 to 2009, was involved in a single-car accident outside Townsville in Queensland state on Saturday night.
Andrew Symonds was the sole passenger in the crash just outside of Townsville in his home state of Queensland and local government authorities confirmed that a 46-year-old male died at the scene.
“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,” the official statement confirmed .
“Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries.
“Australian cricket has lost another of its very best,” Cricket Australia chairman Lachlan Henderson said in a statement.