Former Trinidad star dies in vehicle crash

17 May, 2018, 02:19 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • Family pays tribute to former Premier League footballer Jlloyd Samuel
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"We've received some awful news that former National defender and Ex-Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers player Jlloyd Samuel died in a auto crash this morning in England", read a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago FA.

File image of Jlloyd Samuel.

The 37-year-old, who was a Trinidad and Tobago global died on the spot after his Range Rover collided with a van in High Legh near Lymm.

Villa have confirmed they will wear black armbands during the second leg of their Championship play-off semi-final against Middlesbrough on Tuesday.

The family of former Premier League footballer Jlloyd Samuel have paid tribute to him after he died in the collision in High Legh, Cheshire.

In a statement issued on Wednesday via Cheshire Police, the father-of-four's family said: "Jlloyd was a loving son, father, husband and brother".

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Samuel was born in the city of San Fernando in the south-west of Trinidad but moved to England as a youngster.

Another former Villa player, Stan Collymore, added: "Devastating news about J Lloyd Samuel". Was a fantastic young pro @AVFCOfficial and I know many at our club will be truly distraught today.

"Our players will wear black armbands as a mark of respect tonight and our thoughts are with his friends and family at this very hard time".

"We've received some bad news that former national defender and ex-Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers player Jlloyd Samuel died in a auto crash this morning in England", the Trinidad and Tobago FA said on its official Facebook page.

Bolton Wanders FC also posted to Twitter, saying: "Rest in peace, Jlloyd".

"Jlloyd played for the #YoungLions at U18, U20 and U21 levels, and was called up to the senior squad in 2004".

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