BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) - There is a new twist in the murder case against former New England Patriot tight end, Aaron Hernandez.
There are reports that police were getting ready to interview a Bristol man in connection with that case, but over the weekend that man was killed in a car crash.
Thaddeus Singleton III was driving a car registered to a man, neighbors say, is the uncle of Aaron Hernandez. The uncle's home has also become a part of the Hernandez investigation.
A single car crash in Farmington, Sunday, killed 33-year-old Singleton. There are reports that Singleton was set to be questioned about the Aaron Hernandez murder case.
According to The Hartford Courant, Singleton was living at 114 Lake Avenue in Bristol, the home of Andres Valderrama. News 8 visited the Valderrama home on Tuesday, despite lights on and dogs barking inside, no one answered the door.
There are reports Valderrama's daughter was in a relationship with Singleton.
The 23-year-old Hernandez is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. Authorities are also investigating whether or not Hernandez was involved in a double homicide last summer in Boston.
For help in both murder cases, Massachusetts authorities called on Bristol Police, who seized evidence from the home of Hernandez's uncle on Friday.
Then Sunday, his uncle's car, driven by Singleton, crashed near the Farmington Country Club and Singleton died.
At this time, it is unknown whether or not Singleton knew he was to be questioned about the Aaron Hernandez case.
Hernandez is currently being held along with two other suspected to be involved, Carlos Ortiz , and Ernest Wallace , in the death of Odin Lloyd. Police believe all three men were in the car the night Lloyd was killed.
Neighbors say Hernandez's family seemed to be close. One woman said she spoke with one of the family members and says this has been a difficult few weeks for them.