Ex-Aston Villa defender Jlloyd Samuel killed in auto crash

Former Aston Villa defender Samuel dies

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Jay-Lloyd Samuel spoke in defense of the English clubs Aston Villa, "Gillingham", "Bolton" and "Cardiff city".

Jlloyd Samuel's Range Rover reportedly burst into flames after the collision with a delivery truck on a country lane near Warrington yesterday morning.

They said: "Jlloyd was a loving son, father, husband and brother".

Cheshire Police said the 54-year-old male van driver, from Chester, remains in a serious condition in hospital.

He attempted to switch worldwide allegiance before Trinidad and Tobago played at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

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

Tributes flooded in after Samuel's death was announced with Manchester United's Ashley Young, a former Villa team-mate, tweeting: "Absolutely gutted to hear the news of the passing of Jlloyd Samuel".

"Took me under his wing when I joined Villa and helped me settle". Condolences to Emma, his kids and the Samuel family.

"It is devastating news".

Villa later confirmed their players will wear black armbands in Tuesday's Championship play-off semi-final second leg with Middlesbrough as a mark of respect for Samuel.

"We've received some awful news that former national defender and ex-Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers player Jlloyd Samuel died in a vehicle crash this morning in England", the Trinidad and Tobago FA said on its official Facebook page.

Bolton Wanderers also paid tribute to their former man. "Rest in peace Jay".

"He was extremely popular and well-loved by all who were fortunate to know him".

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