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Former Aston Villa defender Samuel dies in auto crash

15 May 2018, 10:12 | Anna Jefferson

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Jlloyd Samuel

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association confirmed the news in a Facebook post today and said the defender colidded with an oncoming vehicle on his way home after dropping his kids at school.

"The Trinidad and Tobago FA and his former national team-mates at this time extends deepest condolences to his family members both in the United Kingdom and here in Trinidad and Tobago".

Samuel played 199 times for Aston Villa between 1998 and 2007 and represented England at under 18, under 20 and under 21 level. He ended his professional career in Iran where he played for four seasons with Esteghlal and Paykan.

Samuel made nearly 250 Premier League appearances during his playing career, as well as winning two caps for Trinidad and Tobago.

He played for Forest Gate club Senrab, which was also a starting point for the likes of Jermain Defoe, John Terry and Sol Campbell, before signing for Charlton Athletic.

Many from around the world of football flocked to Twitter to pay their respects to Samuel, who was just 37 years of age. "My thoughts are with his family right now!"




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

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".

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

"Sadly the driver of the auto, Jlloyd Samuel, 37, from Lymm, died at the scene", they said in a statement.

Police said the 54-year-old driver of the van was being treated in hospital for serious injuries. Rest in peace, Jlloyd.



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