Former Premier League defender Jlloyd Samuel killed in auto crash

GETTYHow did Jlloyd Samuel die? Horrific details have emerged of a car crash in England

The footballing world has been rocked by the tragic news of Jlloyd Samuel's death, and tributes for the former defender have already been pouring in.

A former defender with English clubs Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers, Samuel's auto collided with another vehicle and caught fire.

The Trinidad and Tobago FA said it extended its "deepest condolences" to Samuel's family members "both in the United Kingdom and here in Trinidad and Tobago".

Samuel played 169 times for Villa in the Premier League between 1998-2007 before playing 71 times for Bolton for four years from 2007 until 2011.

Samuel was born in San Fernando and migrated to England with his family at the age of 10. He played for London Schoolboys and Charlton youth sides before signing for Villa.

"Our players will wear black armbands as a mark of respect tonight and our thoughts are with his friends and family at this very hard time".

Footballers' union the Professional Footballers' Association extended its "sincere condolences" to Samuel's family and friends, with the Football League saying it was "deeply saddened" by the news of his death. "Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this incredibly hard time".

"Our honest condolences go out to the family and friends of Jlloyd Samuel who has died aged 37", the PFA tweeted.

In 2012 he moved over to Iranian football club Esteghal. Rest in peace, Jlloyd.

The 37-year-old died when his Range Rover collided with a van in High Legh, Cheshire Police have said.

"Sadly the driver of the vehicle, Jlloyd Samuel, 37, from Lymm, died at the scene", the force said.

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