Symonds was 46 and reports said he had been involved in an accident outside Townsville where he lived in retirement.
In a statement, police said they were investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash in Hervey Range, around 50 kilometres southwest of Townsville.
Symonds was a two-time World Cup winner during both of Australia’s undefeated title runs in 2003 and 2007 as well as a key member of the Test side in the mid-2000s. His death is the third one of an Australian cricketer in 2022, following the passing of Shane Warne and Rodney Marsh in the first week of March.
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