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

Jlloyd Samuel

Jlloyd Samuel

Villa said tribute would be paid to Samuel at Tuesday's Championship playoff semifinal second leg against Middlesbrough at Villa Park.

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

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation said via their official Facebook page that Samuel had died after a collision shortly after dropping his children off at school.

"The TTFA and all his former teammates extends deepest condolences to his family in this most hard time".

Samuel was born in Trinidad and Tobago but grew up in London.

He also played 71 times for Bolton Wanderers during their time in the top flight.

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association confirmed the terrible news in a statement on Tuesday afternoon. "My thoughts are with his family right now!"

Popular TV show Soccer AM were quick to pay their respects, offering their condolences to the friends and family of the late Jloyd Samuel.

In his years in the Premier League, Samuel played 240 games and scored two goals, and appeared in two games with his national team.

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

"His next of kin have been informed and are now being supported by specially trained officers".

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

The former Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers defender was killed in a auto crash today (May 15) at the young age of just 37.

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