Ex-Australian cricket international Andrew Symonds dies – media reports


Former Australian test cricketer Andrew Symonds has died in a car accident in Queensland, Australian media reported on Sunday.

Andrew Symonds attends the memorial service for his former team-mate Shane Warne at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in March.
Photo: Supplied/ FP

Andrew Symonds and Matthew Hayden lift retiring bowler Shane Warne after his last Test at the MCG, 2006.

Andrew Symonds, left, with Shane Warne in 2006.

Multiple media outlets said Symonds, who was 46, had been involved in a single vehicle incident in Hervey Range, 50km from Townsville on Saturday night.

“Early information indicates, shortly after 11 pm the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled,” Queensland police said in a statement.

“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.”

Symonds’ death comes two months after the passing of his former team mate Shane Warne, who died of a heart attack in Thailand on 4 March.

Symonds played 26 tests, 198 ODIs and 14 Twenty20 internationals for Australia and was part of two World Cup winning sides.

He played alongside spin bowler Shane Warne and attended Warne’s memorial service in Melbourne following his shock death in Thailand in March.

Australian all rounder Andrew Symonds during day 1 of the first test match between Australia and New Zealand at the Gabba. Brisbane, Australia. Friday 20 November 2008. Pic: Andrew Cornaga/PHOTOSPORT

Andrew Symonds playing for Australia against New Zealand in a test in Brisbane in 2008.
Photo: Photosport / Andrew Cornaga

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