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Ex-Prem star Jlloyd Samuel, 37, dies in auto crash

16 May 2018

Jlloyd Samuel played for Iranian football team Esteghlal for three years and helped the Blues win title in Iran's Hazfi Cup in 2012 and Iranian league in 2013.

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association released a statement on their Facebook page.

The Trinidad & Tobago Football Association, which announced the news of Samuel's death, said the collision occurred after he had dropped his children at school.

"According to reports, Jlloyd was returning home after dropping his kids off to school and collided with an oncoming vehicle".

Jlloyd Samuel dead Former Aston Villa defender aged 37
Jlloyd Samuel dead Former Aston Villa defender aged 37

Bolton Wanderers also released a statement via the club's Twitter account.

Senrab tweeted earlier: "Thoughts go out to the family of Jlloyd Samuel, killed today in a vehicle crash".

Rest in peace, Jlloyd.

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

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After nine years with Aston, the defender spent a season on loan at Gillingham before joining Bolton Wanderers for four seasons.

The 37-year-old, most recently player-manager of non-league side Egerton, died on Tuesday.

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

Cheshire Police said it was called to a serious crash involving a van and a Range Rover in the village of High Legh shortly before 8am.

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It is understood that the man who was driving the van sustained serious injuries and was immediately taken to hospital for treatment.

Road closures have been put in place at either end of West Lane, near the junctions of the A56 and the A50, as emergency services deal with the incident.

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Ex-Prem star Jlloyd Samuel, 37, dies in auto crash