Former Aston Villa star Jlloyd Samuel dies in auto crash


Former Aston Villa and Bolton defender Jlloyd Samuel has died in a auto accident at the age of 37.

Samuel, who was born in San Fernando, played for Aston Villa Football Club in the United Kingdom from 1999-2007, then moved on to the Bolton Wanderers.

The 37-year-old spent the majority of his career in England and played in the top flight with Aston Villa, where he spent nine years, and then with Bolton during a four-year period.

Everybody associated with Bolton Wanderers Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former defender, Jlloyd Samuel.

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After leaving Aston Villa, Samuel went on to play for Bolton Wanderers and Cardiff City.

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The news was confirmed by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association on their official Facebook page just hours later. Reports suggest Samuel was involved in the road accident in England on Tuesday morning.

"According to reports, Jlloyd was returning home after dropping his kids off to school and collided with an oncoming vehicle".

Their statement added: "Sadly the driver of the vehicle, Jlloyd Samuel, 37, from Lymm, died at the scene".

Police remain at the scene on West Lane following the collision involving a Range Rover and a van at 7.55am.

It is understood that the man who was driving the van sustained serious injuries and was immediately taken to hospital for treatment.