For­mer As­ton Villa star Jl­loyd Sa­muel killed in hor­ror car crash

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS - BY TIM SMITH

Col­li­sion: Jl­loyd Sa­muel TRIBUTES have been paid to for­mer As­ton Villa and Bolton foot­baller Jl­loyd Sa­muel.

The 37-year-old died in a car crash in Cheshire yes­ter­day.

Sa­muel, a de­fender, made 199 ap­pear­ances for Villa af­ter sign­ing with the club in 1998, and played 83 times for Bolton be­tween 2007 and 2011.

Re­ports said he had “col­lided with an on­com­ing ve­hi­cle”.

As­ton Villa said: “We are deeply sad­dened to hear of the death of our for­mer player Jl­loyd Sa­muel at the age of just 37 in a car ac­ci­dent.”

Cheshire Po­lice said they were called to a se­ri­ous col­li­sion in­volv­ing a van and a Range Rover in High Legh, Cheshire, at 7.55am.

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