Bristol police identified the victim of the early Saturday morning crash as Robert Valentine.
In an interview with The Boston Globe, Patrick Valentine said his brother also was a brother of Terri Hernandez, Aaron Hernandez’s mother.
It was the second recent fatal accident involving a Hernandez relative. Thaddeus Singleton III of Bristol was killed when the car he was driving slammed into a country club on June 30. He was married to Hernandez’s cousin.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player whose body was found June 17 about a mile from Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough, Mass.