A man is dead after being thrown from a moped early this morning in Bristol.

It was around one a.m. that officers and emergency personnel were called to the scene on Central Avenue near Church Street.

Upon arrival, 49 year old Robert Valentine was found suffering from a serious head injury.  He was later pronounced dead.

Police say Valentine was heading north on Central when he struck a curb on the right side of the road and was thrown from the vehicle.

He was not wearing a helmet.Valentine was the Uncle of former New England Patriot and Bristol native  Aaron Hernandez charged with murder in Massachusetts in the death of  semi-pro football player Odin LLoyd in June.

The investigation is continuing and anyone who may have any information is asked to give the Bristol police department a call.


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