Former Aston Villa defender Jlloyd Samuel killed in car crash, aged 37

  • Former Aston Villa defender Jlloyd Samuel killed in car crash, aged 37

Former Aston Villa defender Jlloyd Samuel killed in car crash, aged 37

37-year-old has taken the children to school and on the way back, lost control and crashed into another auto.

Samuel was capped by England from Under-18 to Under-21 level and was an unused substitute for a senior global against Sweden in 2004.

He switched allegiance to Trinidad and Tobago in 2009 and won two senior caps for the twin island republic.

Former Aston Villa and Bolton defender Jlloyd Samuel died in a auto crash on Tuesday at the age of 37, Cheshire Police confirmed.

It added: "The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and his former national teammates at this time extends deepest condolences to his family members both in the United Kingdom and here in Trinidad and Tobago".

In a statement, the father-of-four's family said: "Jlloyd was a loving son, father, husband and brother".

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

The man who was driving the van was taken to hospital after sustaining serious injuries.

Samuel was born in Trinidad before moving to England where he represented London Schoolboys teams.

"He was also a respected ex-footballer and businessman who played for a number of clubs".

He made his professional debut for Villa in 1999 and went on to make 169 Premier League appearances for the Midlands club.

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.