Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds killed in car crash

Former Australian cricket star Andrew Symonds has died in a single-vehicle car crash in North Queensland, police say.

The former test cricket all-rounder was killed in the accident on Saturday night, outside Townsville, where he lived in retirement.

Police said the 46-year-old was driving in the Hervey Range, 50 kilometres inland, when his car left the road and rolled.

Emergency service workers attempted to revive him but he died at the scene.

Symonds played 26 Tests for Australia and won two Cricket World Cups.

Another Australian cricket great, Shane Warne (pictured with Symonds), died in March.(Getty Images: Hamish Blair)

Tributes for Symonds have been flowing in from the global cricket community, with former teammate and wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist writing: “This really hurts.”

Former English test captain Michael Vaughan said: “Simmo … this doesn’t feel real.”

Former English cricketer Alex Tudor said: “It has been a sad time for our wonderful game.”

More to come.

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Reference-www.abc.net.au

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