Australian cricket great Andrew Symonds is killed in a car crash, Townsville, Qld

Australian cricketer great Andrew Symonds is killed in a car crash aged 46 – shocking the sporting world just weeks after Shane Warne’s fatal heart attack

Australian cricketer great Andrew Symonds has died in a car accident aged 46.

The tragedy unfolded at 10.30pm on Saturday in Hervey Range, west of Townsville on Queensland’s east coast, when his vehicle left the road and rolled away.

“Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, but he died of his injuries,” Queensland Police said on Sunday morning.

The accident is under investigation.

Symonds’ family confirmed his death and thanked his friends and fans for their sympathy and support.

His passing comes after sports legend Shane Warne suffered a fatal heart attack in Thailand in March.

Australian cricketer great Andrew Symonds (pictured) died in a car crash aged 46

Symonds (pictured in Tasmania in 2007) was one of cricket's most popular figures at the peak of his career

Symonds (pictured in Tasmania in 2007) was one of cricket’s most popular figures at the peak of his career

Symonds was one of cricket’s most popular characters at the height of his career, before working for Fox Sports.

He played 26 Tests throughout his career and was a vital member of Australia’s one-day squad that won the World Cup.

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