Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Former Villa defender Jlloyd Samuel dies in vehicle accident

Former Villa defender Jlloyd Samuel dies in vehicle accident

Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers have paid tribute to their former defender Jlloyd Samuel, who has died at the age of 37.

Samuel played 169 times for Villa in the Premier League between 1998-2007 before playing 71 times for Bolton for four years from 2007 until 2011.

According to a report on the Telegraph, Jlloyd was on his way home after he had dropped off his children at their school and was unfortunately involved in a collision with an oncoming vehicle. He also represented England at youth level before switching to Trinidad and Tobago at senior level, winning two senior global caps.

Samuel had most recently been working with non-league club Egerton.

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

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association released a statement on their Facebook page.

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former #CardiffCity defender, Jlloyd Samuel.

"Our deepest condolences are with his family and friends at this hard time".

Cheshire Police said they were called to a serious collision involving a van and a Range Rover in High Legh, Cheshire at 07:55 BST.

Samuel never represented Trinidad and Tobago again.

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

Samuel passed away on Tuesday after being involved in a vehicle accident in Cheshire.

Rest in peace, Jlloyd.

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

Samuel played 71 times in the PL for Bolton before moving to Cardiff City.

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

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