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The Trinidad & Tobago Football Association have released a statement to report that Samuel, who won two worldwide caps for them, passed away after his auto collided with an oncoming vehicle.

Former Aston Villa, Bolton and England Under 21s defender Jlloyd Samuel has died in a auto crash at the age of 37.

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

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

Samuel made 169 Premier League appearances for Villa and also had a four-year spell with Bolton in the top-flight.

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, ' the statement read.

He represented Trinidad and Tobago at senior level having won England Under-21 recognition, and most recently was manager of non-league Cheshire club Egerton guiding them to promotion. In 2012 he moved over to Iranian football club Esteghal.

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Samuel was capped by England from Under-18 to Under-21 level and was an unused substitute for a senior global against Sweden in 2004.

He only ever made one trip to represent Trinidad and Tobago, though, as he flew in to feature in 2010 World Cup qualifying affairs away to Honduras and at home against the United States-which ended in 4-1 and 1-0 losses respectively, under then head coach Russell Latapy.

After leaving Aston Villa, Samuel went on to play for Bolton Wanderers and Cardiff City.

"At around 7.55am (0655GMT) police were called following reports of a collision involving a van and a Range Rover", said a statement from Cheshire Police.

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

"The driver of the van, a 54-year-old man, sustained serious injuries and has been taken to hospital for treatment".


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