FORMER Premier League star Jlloyd Samuel has been killed in a car crash, aged 37.
Ex-Aston Villa and Bolton defender Samuel died when he was involved in a smash this morning after dropping his children off at school.
Twitter Jlloyd Samuel was married to Emma, and the couple had three children together
Mirrorpix Jlloyd Samuel’s car burst into flame after the former Premier League ace was involved in a crash
Mercury Press Fans left messages of support at the scene of the crash
It is understood the former Trinidad and Tobago international was involved in a collision with a truck on a country lane near Warrington today.
Police, fire engines and an air ambulance were sent to the scene, amid reports his Range Rover burst into flames in the accident.
According to reports, one eyewitness was on the scene within minutes and attempted to smash the window of the car while it was in flames in an attempt to get the star out.
The witness told the Warrington Worldwide: “I could even see in. The fire was too bad. I was too late.”
Samuel had three children – Javarne, 10, Lakyle, 8 and Amara, 5 with wife Emma.
Scene where former Premier League star Jlloyd Samuel died after fatal car crash in Cheshire
Mercury Press Flowers and messages were left for the former Aston Villa star on the side of the road
Twitter Jlloyd Samuel poses proudly with daughter Amara
The Sun Jlloyd Samuel’s car can be seen ablaze after a fatal collision
SWNS Scene on West Lane, High Legh, Near Warrington, where Jlloyd Samuel died in a car crash
Twitter Samuel was pictured on his wife’s Twitter page at a game with his daughter Lakyle
Press Association Jlloyd Samuel made his name as a defender with Aston Villa
PA:Empics Sport Jlloyd Samuel went on to play for Bolton after leaving Aston Villa
A Cheshire Police statement said: “Emergency services remain at the scene of a serious collision involving a van and a car in High Legh.
“At around 7.55am police were called following reports of a collision involving a van and a Range Rover near to Costcutter on West Lane.
“Sadly the driver of the car, Jlloyd Samuel, 37, from Lymm, died at the scene.
“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.
“Road closures remain in place at either end of West Lane, near to the junctions of the A56 and the A50. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.”
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SWNS The scene on West Lane, High Legh, near Warrington, this morning
SWNS Jlloyd Samuel’s car is thought to have burst into flames before he died following a crash
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A statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association added: “We’ve received some terrible news that former National defender and Ex-Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers player Jlloyd Samuel died in a car crash this morning in England.
“According to reports, Jlloyd was returning home after dropping his kids off to school and collided with an oncoming vehicle.
“The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and his former national teammates at this time extends deepest condolences to his family members both in the UK and here in Trinidad and Tobago.”
Flowers and messages of support were left by fans at the scene of the crash.
One read: “My brother, Jlloyd, gone too soon. RIHP, Rest In Heavenly Peace.
“Darius, Love Always.”