The former Australian star cricketer, Andrew Symonds passed away on Saturday night in a car crash. The accident took place near the outskirts of the city of Townsville, where the 46-year-old was a sole passenger.
“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,” said the police in its statement.
The statement further read, “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.”
The two-time World Cup winner, Symonds is survived by his wife Laura and two children – Chloe and Billy. He featured in 26 tests, 198 ODIs and 14 T20Is for Australia.
Lovingly known as ‘Roy’, Symonds debuted for Australia in the year 1998. His cricket career includes over 5,000 runs including six centuries and 30 half-centuries at an average of 39.75 along with 133 wickets. Symonds’ Test career includes 1462 runs with two centuries and 10 half-centuries.