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Former Aston Villa star Jlloyd Samuel dies in car crash

By Steven Jones | Aston Villa | Published:

Former Aston Villa star Jlloyd Samuel has died in a car crash aged 37.

Jlloyd Samuel

Samuel, who made more than 180 appearances for the club between 1998 and 2007, died in the accident on Tuesday morning.

The crash happened at around 7.55am in High Legh, Cheshire.

The left-back also played for Bolton Wanderers and the Trinidad and Tobago national team.

Aston Villa confirmed players would wear black armbands as a mark of respect during their Championship promotion play off clash against Middlesborough on Tuesday night.

Samuel, who was living in Lymm, also represented England at various youth levels.

In a statement Aston Villa said: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of our former player Jlloyd Samuel at the age of just 37 in a car accident

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

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A statement from the Trinidad and Tobago FA said: “According to reports, Jlloyd was returning home after dropping his kids off to school and collided with an oncoming vehicle.

“The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and his former national teammates at this time extends deepest condolences to his family members both in the UK and here in Trinidad and Tobago.”

The crash happened between a van and a Range Rover in West Lane.

The driver of the van, a 54-year-old man, sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

A police investigation is under way.

Steven Jones

By Steven Jones
Trainee Reporter - @SJones_Star

Trainee reporter based at the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton. Get in touch via steven.jones@expressandstar.co.uk.

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