Former Premier League defender dies in horrific vehicle crash

Mindy Sparks
May 17, 2018

Trinidad and Tobago global Samuel, 37, died following a crash involving the Range Rover he was driving and a van in High Legh, near Warrington, Cheshire, at about 7.55am on Tuesday.

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 auto crash in England.

"At around 7.55am (06:55GMT) police were called following reports of a collision involving a van and a Range Rover", said a statement from Cheshire Police.

A MOVING minute's applause was held at Villa Park on Tuesday night to pay tribute to Jlloyd Samuel who was killed in a auto crash in Lymm.

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

Although his application was rejected by Federation Internationale de Football Association because he was over 21 at the time, he represented Trinidad and Tobago in 2009 and won two caps.

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

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

According to police, a man, 54, sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital after the crash.

Samuel was born in the city of San Fernando in the south-west of Trinidad but moved to England as a youngster.

At club level, he joined Aston Villa in 1998, making 198 appearance before moving to Bolton Wanderers in 2007.

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

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