Former Aston Villa Defender Jlloyd Samuel Killed In Car Crash

Former Aston Villa Defender Jlloyd Samuel Killed In Car Crash

"We've received some awful news that former National defender and Ex-Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers player Jlloyd Samuel died in a vehicle crash this morning in England", read a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago FA.

The Trinidad and Tobago FA said in a statement: "We've received some bad news that former national defender and ex-Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers player Jlloyd Samuel died in a vehicle crash this morning in England".

He was understood to be on the way home in Cheshire after dropping his kids off at school when he collided with a van on a country lane.

The Trinidad and Tobago FA said it extended its "deepest condolences" to Samuel's family members "both in the United Kingdom and here in Trinidad and Tobago".

In a Facebook post, they wrote: "We've received some bad news that former National defender and Ex-Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers player Jlloyd Samuel died in a auto crash this morning in England".

He also had spells with Iranian clubs Esteghlal and Paykan.

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Samuel was born in the city of San Fernando in the south-west of Trinidad but moved to England as a youngster.

The news has been confirmed by a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association.

"Our honest condolences go out to the family and friends of Jlloyd Samuel who has died aged 37", the PFA tweeted.

Meanwhile, Aston Villa said it will hold a minute's applause and their players would wear black armbands in tribute to Samuel in their Championship play-off fixture against Middlesbrough on Tuesday night.

The 37-year-old died when his Range Rover collided with a van in High Legh, Cheshire Police have said. May he rest in peace.

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