Andrew Symonds, a former Australian cricketer and two-time World Cup winner, died in a car accident on Saturday night.

Police revealed that the 46-year-old was the only passenger in the crash, which occurred just outside of Townsville in his home state of Queensland.

“According to early information, the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road near Alice River Bridge just after 11 p.m. when it off the roadway and rolled,” the police statement revealed.

“Emergency services tried to resuscitate the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, but he died as a result of his injuries.

“An investigation is underway by the Forensic Crash Unit.”

Symonds averaged 40.61 with the bat in 26 Tests for his country, but his white-ball heroics were arguably more well remembered.

He appeared in 198 One-Day Internationals, scoring six hundred and 30 half-centuries while also taking 133 wickets with his off-spin and medium pace.

Symonds made his mark at the 2003 World Cup, when he burned Pakistan for an unbeaten 143 in Johannesburg early in the tournament, helping Australia remain unbeaten and defeat India in a one-sided final.

The flamboyant right-hander was also a member of Australia’s World Cup-winning side in the West Indies in 2007, when they won their fourth 50-over World Cup.

Symonds also represented Australia in 14 Twenty20 Internationals, scoring 337 runs and taking eight wickets.


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