Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds dies in car crash aged 46

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

The 46-year-old was involved in an accident outside Townsville, where he was living in retirement, around 10.30pm local time on Saturday evening.

Along with Symonds’ death comes 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 whopping 198 One Day International appearances during an 11-year career from 1999.

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

A local police statement read: ‘Initial reports indicate that shortly after 11pm the car was traveling on Hervey Range Road near the Alice River Bridge when it left the carriageway and rolled over.

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

“The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.”

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