Former Aston Villa fullback Jlloyd Samuel dies in auto crash

Former Aston Villa fullback Jlloyd Samuel dies in auto crash

Jlloyd Samuel, who amassed more than 200 appearances in the English Premier League for Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers, has died following an early morning road traffic incident in Cheshire, England.

Former Trinidadian soccer player Jlloyd Samuel died on Tuesday, aged 37, in a traffic accident in England, the soccer federation of Trinidad and Tobago confirmed in a statement.

Jlloyd was a product from the Charlton Athletic youth set up before he joined Aston Villa where he made over 200 appearances for the first team.

Former Trinidad and Tobago global and England Premier League defender Jlloyd Samuel died in a auto accident this morning in England, according to a Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) report.

TV presenter Jake Humphrey tweeted: 'How terribly sad to hear that Jlloyd Samuel has been killed in a vehicle crash after dropping his children off at school.

In a statement, Cheshire Police said Samuel died following a crash involving the 4×4 he was driving and a van at High Legh, near Warrington.

Samuel never represented Trinidad and Tobago again.

RT's Stan Collymore, a teammate of Samuel's at Aston Villa, described him as a "fantastic pro" and added that the Villa family will be "distraught".

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A spokesman for the force said: "At around 7.55am police were called following reports of a collision involving a van and a Range Rover near to Costcutter on West Lane".

Tribute: A program from 2004 left outside Villa Park before their play-off semi-final on Tuesday night.

"His next of kin have been informed and are now being supported by specially trained officers". He ended his professional career in Iran where he played for four seasons with Esteghlal and Paykan.

"The driver of the van, a 54-year-old man, sustained serious injuries and has been taken to hospital for treatment".

Samuel represented England at U21 level before winning two caps at senior level for Trinidad and Tobago.

While former Tottenham Hotspur captain Ledley King said: 'Absolutely devastated to lose one of my closest friends of 30 yrs Jlloyd Samuel.

Samuel was born in San Fernando and migrated to England with his family at the age of 10.

Samuel played 71 times in the PL for Bolton before moving to Cardiff City. "Rest in peace Jay".