Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds dies in car crash aged 46

Ancient Australia Versatile Andrew Symonds has died in a car accident aged 46, Australia Cricket announced.

The news broke overnight, with police confirming an investigation into the crash while former teammates and opponents including Adam Gilchrist and Michael Vaughan tribute paid.

A Queensland Police statement reads as follows:Police are investigating a single-vehicle accident in Hervey Range, about 50 miles from Townsville, which claimed the life of a 46-year-old man.

“Initial reports indicate that shortly after 11 p.m. the car was traveling on Hervey Range Road near Alice River Bridge when it left the carriageway and rolled over.

“Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, but he died of his injuries.

“The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.”

Symonds, affectionately nicknamed ‘Roy’, played 26 Tests and 212 limited internationals for his country and was most notable for his ferocious strikes in the middle order.

Former wicketkeeper Gilchrist tweeted tearful and heartbreaking emojis followed by the simple message: ‘This really hurts. #roy #rip”

Former England captain Vaughan wrote: ‘Simmo.. This doesn’t seem real.. #RIP’

Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds dies in car crash aged 46

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