Former Australia all-rounder Symonds killed in car crash
May 15 2022 08:38 AM
Andrew Symonds


Former Australia all-rounder and two-time World Cup winner Andrew Symonds has died following a car accident in Queensland, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Sunday.
Symonds was aged 46. He had played 238 matches, including 26 tests, for Australia between 1998-2009.
Police said the accident occurred in Hervey Range, 50 km from Townsville on Saturday night. The car Symonds was driving left the road and rolled, according to a police statement, which described it as a single vehicle incident.

Andrew Symonds of Deccan Chargers watches the ball after playing a delivery from South African bowler Roelof van der Merwe of Royal Challengers Bangalore during their IPL Twenty20 final match at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on May 24, 2009. AFP

Queensland Police said an investigation into the crash has been opened.
"Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries," the police statement said.
CA chairman Lachlan Henderson said Australian cricket had lost "another of its very best".
"Andrew was a generational talent who was instrumental in Australia's success at World Cups and as part of Queensland's rich cricket history," he said in a statement.