Former Australian cricket star Andrew Symonds has died in a car crash.
Police said they were investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash in Hervey Range, around 50 kilometres from Townsville in Queensland, on Saturday night.
Police officials have confirmed the former international cricketer had died in the accident. He was 46.
“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,” 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.”
Born on 9 June, Andrew Symonds played all three formats as a batting all-rounder for Australia. He was a part of a member of two World Cup-winning squads.
He played 26 tests, 198 ODIs and 14 T20 matches. He scored two test and 6 ODI centuries.
However, his career was marred with controversies, including Monkey Gate, where he accused Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh of racist comments on the field.
On 16 February 2012, Symonds announced his retirement from all forms of cricket ‘to concentrate on his family life”.