Nic Kerdiles, former ice hockey player, dies in a motorcycle accident in Tennessee

Former hockey player Nic Kerdiles, who was previously engaged to “Chrisley Knows Best” star Savannah Chrisley, died in a motorcycle accident early Saturday, authorities said.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said a 29-year-old motorcyclist, identified as Kerdiles, died after a collision with an SUV.

“The preliminary investigation indicates that Kerdiles was driving his Indian Motorcycle west on Wheless Street when he ran the stop sign and struck the driver’s side of the BMW,” the department said in a statement to the NBC News affiliate WSMV from Nashville.

Kerdiles was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead Saturday, police said.

The BMW driver stopped and there were no signs of interference from either driver. No charges are expected, the department said.

Hours before the accident, Kerdiles shared an Instagram story about a person wearing a helmet posing on an Indian motorcycle with the caption “night rider.”

Kerdiles was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League in 2012. The team paid tribute to him on Saturday.

“We are heartbroken to hear the news of Nic Kerdiles, who died in a motorcycle accident this morning. Nic is an Irvine native and was the first player from Orange County to play for the Ducks in 2017. Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones,” they said in one Post on Xformerly known as Twitter.

After hockey, Kerdiles focused on Property.

Kerdiles’ Suggestion to Chrisley was captured on the USA Network reality TV show four years ago. They never married and announced their separation in September 2020.

“Heaven has gained the most beautiful angel today. I miss you and I love you,” Chrisley, 25, said in an Instagram Stories post on Saturday.

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