Former Premier League footballer Jlloyd Samuel dies in auto crash

Grant Boone
May 17, 2018

Media reports said the 37-year-old former Aston Villa and Bolton defender was returning home from taking his children to school when he was involved a the head-on collision with a van.

They said: "Jlloyd was a loving son, father, husband and brother".

Samuel, who also won two worldwide caps for Trinidad and Tobago, was involved in a collision with a truck in High Legh, north-west England, after reportedly dropping off his children off at school.

Emergency services rushed to the scene on a country lane in High Legh, Cheshire, after his Range Rover collided with a van. He played two full worldwide matches for Trinidad and Tobago in 2009.

Former Aston Villa and Bolton defender Jlloyd Samuel has been killed in a auto crash.

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

Jlloyd Samuel played youth football for Charlton before joining Villa, where he made almost 200 appearances between 1999 and 2007.

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He spent the last four years of his professional career in the Iran Pro League, representing Esteghlal and Paykan.

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

"The family at this time respectfully request to be left alone so they can have time to grieve and mourn his passing".

Bolton Wanders FC also posted to Twitter, saying: "Rest in peace, Jlloyd. We take this opportunity to extend sincerest condolences to his family at this time".

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".

Samuel progressed through the ranks at Charlton before joining Aston Villa.

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