Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has died in a car crash aged 46, Cricket Australia has announced.
The cricket great was involved in a single-car crash on Saturday night in Hervey Range near Townsville in northeast Australia.
Queensland Police said in a statement: “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.”
Cricket Australia described Symonds as “a cult hero during the peak of his international playing career and one of the most skilled all-rounders Australian cricket has seen”.
“The Queenslander was a larger-than-life figure who drew a widespread fan base during his peak years for not only his hard-hitting ways but his larrikin persona,” it added.
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