Hervey Range: Australian cricket icon Andrew Symonds died in a vehicle accident on Saturday night, aged 46, shocking the cricket world. Symonds died killed after his automobile slid off the road outside of Townsville.
A police statement said they were investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash in Hervey Range, some 50 kilometres from Townsville, where Symonds resided.
“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,” the statement 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.”
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Symonds played 26 Test matches for Australia and was as successful in the shorter versions of the game, most notably in one-day internationals (ODI). He appeared in 198 One-Day Internationals for Australia and was a major player of the side that won back-to-back World Cups in 2003 and 2007 without losing a match.
Two-time World Cup winner will most likely be remembered for his magnificent match-winning hundred against Pakistan in the 2003 World Cup, as he finally broke through on the international scene.
The legend’s death happened just a few months after Shane Warne and Rod Marsh both died of heart attacks in March.