Former Trinidad star dies in car crash

May 16, 2018

Former Trinidad and Tobago international Jlloyd Samuel died on Tuesday in a tragic car crash in the north of England.

Media reports said the 37-year-old former Aston Villa and Bolton defender was returning home from taking his children to school when he was involved a the head-on collision with a van.

Cheshire police confirmed Samuel died on the scene.

"Sadly, the driver of the car, Jlloyd Samuel, 37, from Lymm, died at the scene," a police statement said.

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

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

Samuel made his debut against Honduras in September 2009 under former head coach Russell Latapy and followed up with his second match against the United States at home four days later.

Latapy, who played for Porto and Rangers in a stellar career, remembered Samuel as "ambitious and personable".

"It is devastating news. We are indeed shocked and very saddened upon getting the news this morning," said Latapy.

"Jlloyd was an ambitious, very personable young man who was an asset to the teams he played with. We take this opportunity to extend sincerest condolences to his family at this time."

TT Football Association President David John-Williams also paid his condolences.

"It is real unfortunate to hear of the passing of Mr Samuel. He represented Trinidad and Tobago on two occasions and on both occasions with distinction," John-Williams said.

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