A MAN who died in the horrific road crash near Warrington this morning has been named as former soccer worldwide Jlloyd Samuel who had lived in Lymm for some time.
He collided with an oncoming vehicle, the association added.
Reports state that Samuel was returning home from dropping his children to school.
He switched allegiances to play for Trinidad and Tobago in 2009 and won two senior caps for the twin island republic.
Aston Villa, who face Middlesbrough in the second leg of the Championship play-off semi-final, tonight, tweeted: "We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of our former player Jlloyd Samuel at the age of just 37 in a auto accident".
ENGLAND, The former Esteghlal defender Jlloyd Samuel died in a vehicle crash in the north west of England on Tuesday morning, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association have announced.
Tragically, nothing could be done to save the former Trinidad and Tobago worldwide, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
England's official twitter account posted: 'We're saddened by the news of Jlloyd Samuel 's death, aged just 37.
Samuel also played for Bolton and had loan spells at Gillingham and Cardiff before ending his playing career in Iran in 2015.
His family have been informed and are now being supported by specially trained police officers.
The driver of the van, a 54-year-old man, has also sustained serious injuries and is now being treated in hospital.
While former Tottenham Hotspur captain Ledley King said: 'Absolutely devastated to lose one of my closest friends of 30 yrs Jlloyd Samuel.
Former team mate and Manchester United player Ashley Young paid tribute on Twitter as did many others from the world of football. Such a good guy on and off the pitch and a truly good friend.
Samuel was born in San Fernando and migrated to England with his family at the age of 10.
Former Villa player and radio pundit Stan Collymore said: "Devastating news about J Lloyd Samuel".
"Our players will wear black armbands as a mark of respect tonight [in their play-off semi-final]". "Rest in peace Jay".