Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Ex-Aston Villa and Bolton defender Jlloyd Samuel killed in auto crash

Ex-Aston Villa and Bolton defender Jlloyd Samuel killed in auto crash

The Trinidad and Tobago FA first made public the news on their Facebook page, revealing that the former Aston Villa and Bolton defender was heartbreakingly killed in a auto crash after dropping his children off at school.

The former Esteghlal defender Jlloyd Samuel died in a vehicle crash in the north west of England on Tuesday morning, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association have announced.

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation said via their official Facebook page that Samuel had died following a collision shortly after dropping his children off at school.

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Former Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers defender Jlloyd Samuel has died at the age of 37.

Samuel, 37, was returning home in England after dropping his kids off at school before the tragedy. His vehicle caught fire and his body was discovered burnt.

Samuel spent nine years at Villa Park, making 169 appearances for the Midlands club.

Jlloyd Samuel during his time at Cardiff City.

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Bolton added: 'Rest in peace, Jlloyd.

Samuel played the claret and blue jersey between 1998 and 2007 before joining Bolton who he left in 2011.

He played for Forest Gate club Senrab, which was also a starting point for the likes of Jermain Defoe, John Terry and Sol Campbell, before signing for Charlton Athletic. Our deepest condolences are with his family and friends at this hard time'.

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