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Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds dies in car crash

Update : 15 May 2022, 13:03

Former Australian test cricketer Andrew Symonds died following a car accident in Queensland, Australia.

He was aged 46. Symonds had played 26 tests for Australia.

The incident reportedly took place at around 11 pm local time at Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge around 50 kilometres from Townsville.

Symonds was the only person in the car at the time. Queensland Police are conducting an investigation into the crash.

Police have started an investigation into the crash. "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," read the police statement. Symonds died of his injuries. 

He was a key member of Australia’s ODI teams that won World Cups in 2003 and 2007, playing 199 times in the 50-over format, scoring 5088 runs and taking 133 wickets. 

After his playing days ended, Symonds became a popular figure in the commentary box, working for Fox Sports across international fixtures and also domestic games including the Big Bash League.

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