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Australian cricket legend Andrew Symonds dead after tragic single car accident

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cricket legend Andrew Symonds has tragically died aged 46 after a car crash.The all-rounder was involved in a single-car accident near the city of Townsville at around 11pm on Saturday, May 14 (local time).

Early reports suggest that his car rolled after leaving the road near the Alice River Bridge.A police statement read: "Early information indicates, shortly after 11pm the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled."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."According to News Corp, Symonds' family have issued a statement "confirming his passing, and appreciated peoples' sympathy and best wishes, and asked that their privacy be respected".Symonds played 26 Tests for Australia and was widely regarded as a fans' favourite, especially in the short format game.

He will be remembered for the way he burst onto the scene at the 2003 World Cup when he emerged on the international stage with a match-winning hundred against Pakistan.Symonds’ passing comes just months after Australian legend Shane Warne suffered a fatal heart attack whilst away in Thailand.

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