Jlloyd Samuel, former Aston Villa and Bolton defender, dies in vehicle crash

Jlloyd Samuel, former Aston Villa and Bolton defender, dies in vehicle crash

Jlloyd Samuel, former Aston Villa and Bolton defender, dies in vehicle crash

Former Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers defender Jlloyd Samuel dies in a auto crash at the age of just 37.

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association announced the death of Samuel in a statement on its social media platforms on Tuesday, saying he was involved in vehicle crash in England.

Samuel, aged 37, represented England at under-21 level before going on to play for Trinidad and Tobago's senior team.

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, 37, a Trinidad and Tobago worldwide, played for Villa between 1998 and 2007 and spent four years at Bolton.

The Trinidad and Tobago global played well over 100 games for Aston Villa, and was a regular for the Midlands side during their long stint in the Premier League.

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, ' the statement read.

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Bolton also paid tribute to their former player via the club's social media channels.

Many from around the world of football flocked to Twitter to pay their respects to Samuel, who was just 37 years of age. "Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this incredibly hard time".

Samuel played football in Iran in his later career, joining Esteghlal in 2011 - where he won the league and cup double - and Paykan in 2014. "Our deepest condolences are with his family and friends at this hard time".

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

"Sadly the driver of the vehicle, Jlloyd Samuel, 37, from Lymm, died at the scene", the force said. May he rest in peace.

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

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

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