Ex-Prem star Jlloyd Samuel, 37, dies in vehicle crash

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Former Aston Villa and Bolton defender Jlloyd Samuel died in a auto crash this morning, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association has announced.

Later, Cheshire Police confirmed he had died in a crash between a Range Rover and a van, in High Legh, near Warrington, jus before 8am.

He switched allegiances to play for Trinidad and Tobago in 2009 and won two senior caps for the twin island republic.

"The thoughts of everyone at the club are with his family and friends at this hard time".

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

"We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of our former player Jlloyd Samuel at the age of just 37 in a auto accident", said Villa.

The 37-year-old is believed to have been returning home after dropping his children off at school in Cheshire when he was involved in a collision with a truck.


Samuel was well known to fans of English football fans having spent a large part of his career playing in the Premier League with Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers.

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association said he had "collided with an oncoming vehicle".

Jlloyd Samuel has died in a vehicle crash. Our deepest condolences are with his family and friends at this hard time'.

A number of his former clubs have paid tribute to him.

Samuel played the claret and blue jersey between 1998 and 2007 before joining Bolton who he left in 2011.

"Rest in peace, Jlloyd".

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