J Lloyd Samuel of Villa in action during the pre-season friendly match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa at Molineux, July 30, 2005 in Wolverhampton, England.
Tributes are now pouring in for Samuel.
The 37-year-old player was understood to be on the way home after dropping his kids off at school when he collided with a truck on a country lane near Warrington. His vehicle caught fire and his body was discovered burnt.
He died after dropping his daughter off at school.More news: Eaten at Chili's recently? Data breach reported at Dallas-based chain
A former defender with English clubs Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers, Samuel's auto collided with another vehicle and caught fire.
"At around 7.55am (0655GMT) police were called following reports of a collision involving a van and a Range Rover", said a statement from Cheshire Police.
The Trinidad and Tobago FA first made public the news on their Facebook page, revealing that the former Aston Villa and Bolton defender was heartbreakingly killed in a auto crash after dropping his children off at school.
The PFA said: "Our honest condolences go out to the family and friends of Jlloyd Samuel who has died aged 37".More news: Weak-looking Parrikar addresses BJP meet via video
Samuel played the claret and blue jersey between 1998 and 2007 before joining Bolton who he left in 2011.
Villa, for whom Samuel played 199 times, primarily at full back, said its players will wear black armbands as a mark of respect in tonight's second leg of their play-off semi-final against Middlesbrough. May he rest in peace.
The thoughts of everyone at the72 are with the friends and family of Jloyd Samuel at this time.
The former Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers defender was killed in a auto crash today (May 15) at the young age of just 37.More news: AMG GT family welcomes new 'open air' Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster S