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Man connected to Hernandez dies in Conn. car crash

BOSTON (AP) — A fatal weekend car crash in Connecticut has been linked to a murder investigation surrounding former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

Police say 33-year-old Thaddeus Singleton III of Bristol was killed when the car he was driving slammed into the Farmington Country Club early Sunday.

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Singleton is married to Hernandez’s cousin. Police say the car was registered to a man, reportedly Hernandez’s uncle, whose home has been searched several times, by Massachusetts police investigating a 2012 double homicide linked to the former NFL star.

Police seized a vehicle from that home on Friday. The home was searched again on Tuesday.

The cause of the accident has not been determined. Police said a woman in the car was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Her name has not been released.

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