Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds has died in a car accident.

The 46-year-old Symonds' car met with an accident near Townsville, Queensland.

Queensland Police said in a statement that Symonds's car accident occurred at around 10.30 pm on Saturday.

Simmonds himself was driving the car. Suddenly his car left the road and overturned.

Emergency services that reached the spot tried to rescue Symonds but he succumbed to injuries. The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating how the accident happened.

Symonds, who played 26 Test matches for Australia, left a deep impression in ODI cricket.

Symonds was an important part of the 1999-2007 Australia team that ruled the cricket world.

On the news of the teammate's sudden death, former wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist wrote, 'This is really hurting.

It is very painful for Symonds to pass away this year after stalwarts like Rod Marsh and Shane Warne left the world.