Former Aston Villa defender Jlloyd Samuel has died in car crash at the age of 37, reports the Daily Mirror.

It is believed that the former defender was returning home from dropping his children of at school, when he collided with an oncoming vehicle.

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association confirmed the news on their official Facebook page.

The statement read:

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.

Samuel’s last involvement in English football was at Cheshire non-league side Egerton, where he was their manager.

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He was part of the Sunday League youth side Senrab and came through the ranks at Charlton.

He later joined Villa and made his debut in 1999. Samuel then went on to make close to 200 appearances before joining Bolton in 2007.

Samuel has also made international appearances for Trinidad after playing for England at Under-21 level.