Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds dies in car accident
Australian media reported on Sunday that former Australian Test cricketer Andrew Symonds has died in a car accident in Queensland. Multiple media outlets said that Symonds, who was 46 and played 26 times for Australia, was involved in a single-vehicle incident on Saturday night at Hervey Range, 50 kilometers from Townsville.
“Preliminary information indicated that the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road near Ellis River Bridge after 11 p.m.,” Queensland Police said in a statement. “Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died due to his injuries. “The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.”
Symonds’ death comes two months after the death of his former teammate Shane Warne, who died of a heart attack on March 4.