A man police were looking to interview about his connection with Aaron Hernandez died in a car accident early Sunday, the Hartford Courant is reporting.
Thaddeus Singleton III of Bristol, Conn., was driving a car registered to his father-in-law, Hernandez's uncle Andres Valderrama, when it went airborne, hit an electrical pole and crashed into the wall of a country club in Farmington, Conn., news reports say.
Passenger Tabitha Perry, 27, was injured in the crash, Farmington police said.
Singleton, who records show has served time in state prisons on various drug-related convictions dating to the mid-1990s, is married to Hernandez's cousin, Tanya Valderrama.
Hernandez, a former New England Patriots tight end, is being held on first-degree murder charges in the slaying of Odin Lloyd. He is also being investigated in connection with a 2012 double homicide in Boston.