Creating the third tragic blow to Australian cricket arena, Andrew Symonds has died in a car accident, aged 46 Australian media reports.
The former Australian all-rounder was killed about 50 kms outside Townsville on Saturday night.
A Queensland police statement says Symonds was in a single-car crash about 10.30pm.
Symonds was driving on Hervey Range Road near the Alice River Bridge when his car left the road and rolled, police say.
Paramedics arrived at the scene but couldn’t revive the former Australian fan favourite, who was the only person in the car.
A couple arrived at the scene two minutes after the incident and called 000, where Symonds’ two blue heeler dogs remained by his side.
“One of them was very sensitive and didn’t want to leave him,” Babetha Neliman told The Courier-Mail.
Earlier this year Aussies lost their legend Shane Warne and Rodney Mash at their early ages and Symonds was the third victim.