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Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds has been killed in a car crash in Queensland. The 46-year-old was involved in a single-vehicle accident on Saturday evening.

Police are investigating the accident, which happened in Hervey Range, about 50km from Townsville.

“Initial reports indicate that shortly after 11 p.m. the car was traveling down Hervey Range Road near Alice River Bridge when it left the carriageway and rolled over,” Queensland Police said in a statement.

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

Andrews’ family has requested confidentiality.

Former Australia captain Allan Border has paid tribute to Symonds, who played 26 Tests for Australia and was a crowd favorite in the short-form game as an all-around player.

“He hit the ball wide and just wanted to entertain. He was, in a way, a bit of an old-school cricketer,” Border told the Nine Network.

In recent years, Symonds had worked as a TV commentator for Fox Sports and was a regular on the microphone for Big Bash League broadcasts.

“He was an adventurer. He loved his fishing, he loved hiking, camping,” Border said.

Symonds, nicknamed ‘Roy’, was charismatic on the pitch, often wearing zinc cream and occasionally dreadlocks.

“People liked his very laid back style,” Border said. “He lived in Townsville. When I talked to him, I think he still had a hundred head of cattle that he used to round up.

“Symo away from the cameras and away from the spotlight, I think liked a bit of solitude and that’s why he liked his fishing. Loved his own time.

Symonds’ death follows the shock disappearance of his cricket counterpart Shane Warne, who died in March in Thailand.

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