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Aaron Hernandez's uncle dies in moped crash

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is arraigned in court in Attleborough, Massachusetts Robert Valentine, uncle of Aaron Hernandez, died in a moped accident over the weekend. Credit: Reuters

The uncle of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Connecticut on Saturday.

Robert Valentine, 49, was treated on the scene in Bristol for a head injury. A helicopter was called to the scene, but Valentine died before it arrived.

According to the Hartford Courant, an investigation determined that Valentine struck the curb on the right side of the road, police said. He was thrown from the moped and landed in a driveway where he struck a curb. He was not wearing a helmet.

Valentine is not the same uncle of Hernandez whose Bristol home was investigated in connection with a 2010 murder in Boston. He was the brother of Aaron's mother, Terri Hernandez.

Hernandez is in jail after being charged with the murder of former friend Odin Lloyd.

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