Ex-Aston Villa defender Jlloyd Samuel killed in vehicle crash

Maricruz Casares
May 17, 2018

He also had loan spells at Gillingham and Cardiff City and played twice at worldwide level for Trinidad and Tobago, the country he was born in.

"Jlloyd was a loving son, father, husband and brother.He was also a respected ex-footballer and businessman who played for a number of clubs.He was extremely popular and well-loved by all who were fortunate to know him".

"We've received some bad news that former national defender and ex-Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers player Jlloyd Samuel died in a vehicle crash in England", the TTFA said in a post on Facebook.

His Range Rover hit a van at High Legh near Warrington, with the footballer pronounced dead at the scene.

The Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers defender was killed in a horror crash as his auto was engulfed by a fireball after hitting another vehicle.

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

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

Cheshire Police also said the driver of the van, a 54-year-old man, sustained serious injuries and has been taken to hospital for treatment. One of them was Ashley Young, who played with Samuel at Aston Villa a while back.

The 37-year-old made 169 Premier League appearances for the Villans from 1998-2007 and spent four years at Bolton before playing in Iran for Esteghlal and Paykan until 2015.

Samuel leaves behind wife Emma and their three children, aged 10, 8 and 5.

"Rest in peace, Jlloyd".

The Trinidad and Tobago FA said it extended its "deepest condolences" to Samuel's family members "both in the United Kingdom and here in Trinidad and Tobago".

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