Former T&T footballer Jlloyd Samuel killed in United Kingdom vehicle crash

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"We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of our former player Jlloyd Samuel at the age of just 37 in a vehicle accident", a statement from the the club read.

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 and his former national team-mates at this time extends deepest condolences to his family members both in the United Kingdom and here in Trinidad and Tobago".

After a brief spell with Cardiff in 2011, Samuel moved to Iranian side Esteghlal where he spent three years.

Samuel represented England at U21 level before winning two caps at senior level for Trinidad and Tobago.

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.

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The news has left the footballing world reeling. "Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this incredibly hard time".

He played junior football for Senrab, the club where a host of Premier League stars, including John Terry, Ledley King and Sol Campbell, started their careers.

Popular TV show Soccer AM were quick to pay their respects, offering their condolences to the friends and family of the late Jloyd Samuel.

Samuel celebrated his 37th birthday in March this year. Rest in peace, Jlloyd.

It is understood that the man who was driving the van sustained serious injuries and was immediately taken to hospital for treatment.

The former Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers defender was killed in a auto crash today (May 15) at the young age of just 37.

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