Family member of American Idol winner dies in Wolcott motorcycle accident

Victim of deadly motorcycle crash identified
Published: May. 7, 2023 at 4:51 PM EDT|Updated: May. 8, 2023 at 7:50 PM EDT
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WOLCOTT, Conn. (WFSB) - Wolcott police responded to a deadly crash involving a car and a motorcycle on Sunday.

The crash took place in the area of Lower County Road and East Street.

Lower County Road was closed down due to the serious accident.

Police say the motorcyclist has died.

Police identified the motorcyclist as 39-year-old Dean Fradiani from Wallingford.

Fradiani was the cousin of American Idol winner Nick Fradiani.

Nick Fradiani posted about the tragedy on Monday on his public Facebook page.

“I’ll always remember you. I’ll always talk about you. You’re with your Dad and Grandma now, but our family will never be the same. I love you cuz,” Nick Fradiani wrote in the post.