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Aston Villa ex-defender Jlloyd Samuel dies at 37 in traffic accident

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Former Trinidadian Jlloyd died on Tuesday, aged 37, in a traffic accident in England, the federation of and Tobago confirmed in a statement.

A former defender with English clubs and Bolton Wanderers, Samuel's car collided with another vehicle and caught fire. He had dropped off his children at school, reports

"We've received some terrible news that former National defender and Ex-and Bolton Wanderers Jlloyd died in a this morning in England," the federation said on its official website.

The statement detailed that Samuel's body was "discovered burnt" after the crash, and extended the "deepest condolences" to the player's family.

Despite being born in and Tobago, grew up in London, where he joined Charlton Athletic, then moved to in 2007.

After nine years with Aston, the defender spent a season on loan at before joining Bolton Wanderers for four seasons.

In his years in the Premier League, Samuel played 240 games and scored two goals, and appeared in two games with his national team.



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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 20:48 IST