Former Aston Villa, Bolton Wanderers defender Jlloyd Samuel killed in vehicle crash

GETTYJlloyd Samuel takes on Cristiano Ronaldo back in his Bolton days

GETTYJlloyd Samuel takes on Cristiano Ronaldo back in his Bolton days

TRIBUTES have been paid to football player Jlloyd Samuel - who lived near Loxley in Stratford-upon-Avon while playing for Aston Villa - following his death in a vehicle crash on Tuesday.

Former Aston Villa and Trinidad and Tobago defender Jlloyd Samuel was killed in a auto crash in England on Tuesday morning, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) said in a statement.

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

Samuel played 199 times for Aston Villa between 1998 and 2007 and represented England at under 18, under 20 and under 21 level.

Samuel leaves behind his wife Emma and three children, including a son who plays for Manchester City's academy.

Samuel, who was born in San Fernando, played for Aston Villa Football Club in the United Kingdom from 1999-2007.

He attempted to switch worldwide allegiance before Trinidad and Tobago played at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

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.

Meanwhile, the club have confirmed that their players will wear black armbands tonight as a show of respect. "My thoughts are with his family right now!" Rest in peace, Jlloyd.

In a statement, Cheshire Police said Samuel died following a crash involving the 4×4 he was driving and a van at High Legh, near Warrington.

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

"Sadly the driver of the vehicle, Jlloyd Samuel, 37, from Lymm, died at the scene".

"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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