Symonds was the only passenger in the crash on the exit of Townsville in his home state of Queensland and police confirmed a 46-year-old man died at the scene.

"Early information indicates that the car was driven on Hervey Range Road, near the Alice River Bridge, shortly after 11am when it went off the road and rolled," the police statement confirmed.

Emergency services tried to resuscitate the 46-year-old driver and the only occupant, but he died from his injuries.

Symonds' loss comes just two months after the tragic passing of leg spinner Shane Warne, while former Australian fitie Rod Marsh also died of a heart attack earlier this year.

Symonds averaged 40.61 with the bat from 26 Tests for his country, but was perhaps best known for his achievements in white-ball cricket and sublime play

He appeared in 198 ODIs - scoring six centuries and 30 half-centuries - while also contributing 133 wickets at his pace more than handy off-spin and middle.

Symonds was the only passenger in the crash on the exit of Townsville in his home state of Queensland and police confirmed a 46-year-old man died at the scene.

It was at the 2003 World Cup where Symonds burst onto the scene with perhaps his greatest as that Pakistan torch with an unbeaten 143 in Johannesburg