ANDREW SYMONDS DIES
Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds has been killed in a car crash.
From 1998 to 2009, the 46-year-old represented Australia in 26 Tests and 198 one-day internationals.
The car accident happened outside Townsville in Queensland on Saturday evening. No other cars were involved.
Local police said emergency services attempted to revive Symonds who was the only person in the car, but he died from his injuries after the car left the road and rolled.
The Brisbane Courier-Mail published photos showing a car on its roof and skid marks on the road.
Lachlan Henderson, Cricket Australia’s chairman shared the cricket world’s loss with the public.
“Australian cricket has 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 was a cult figure to many who was treasured by his fans and friends.”
News24 reports that Symonds’ fatal crash comes just months after the deaths of fellow Australian greats Shane Warne and Rod Marsh.
Former Australian captain Mark Taylor described the situation as “another tragic day for cricket”.
“Unfortunately, I’ve been here too often this year under these circumstances. I actually can’t quite believe it, to be honest.”
Symonds leaves behind a daughter, Chloe.
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