Former South Africa Women's World Cup cricketer Elriesa Theunissen-Fourie and her child were killed in a car crash this weekend, police confirmed on Sunday.
The fatal accident occurred in the northwestern mining town of Stilfontein, a police spokesman told AFP.
Elriesa Theunissen-Fourie, who played three ODIs and one T20I for South Africa, has tragically died at the age of 25. May she rest in peace.https://t.co/8bM0ECMSJZ
— ICC (@ICC) April 7, 2019
All-rounder Theunissen-Fourie, 25, represented South Africa in four internationals — three ODIs and one Twenty20 — and was part of the 2013 World Cup squad.
"This is a dreadful tragedy in the true sense of that word," said Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Thabang Moroe.
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) April 6, 2019
"This is devastating news for all of us.
"Elriesa did so much for the community in which she lived and gave excellent service both as a national player and in the work she did at grassroots level.
"On behalf of the CSA family, I extend our deepest sympathy to her husband, her family, friends, and all her cricketing colleagues."