Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim Kills A Man During Car Accident

Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim hit and killed man who was walking on interstate

Boeheim strikes, kills man on interstate with car

The oncoming vehicle, driven by Boeheim, tried to avoid the auto but hit Jimenez, who was standing on the side of the road, police said. Boeheim was then released following a police interview. Coach Boeheim is in contact with local authorities and cooperating fully.

No traffic tickets have been issued at this time, the police revealed.

A man had been involved in an earlier accident and left his auto on I-690 near Syracuse.

Police said sobriety tests were administered to Boeheim and were negative for any signs of impairment.

When officers arrived they found the victim, 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez of Syracuse, and he was transported to Upstate University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Fitzpatrick called Boeheim "completely cooperative" with police said "all indications" are that the coach's vehicle was traveling at "an appropriate speed for the conditions".

"I am heartbroken that a member of our community died as the result of last night's accident. "(Boeheim's wife) Juli and I extend our deepest sympathies to the Jimenez family.

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SPD Detective George Hack, also a spokesman for the department, told The Daily Orange on Thursday morning that nobody involved in the crash will be charged, at this time.

He had guided the Orange to a 69-49 victory over No. 18 Louisville at the Carrier Dome a few hours earlier.

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim yells at an official during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019.

Syracuse University director of Athletics John Wildhack said in a statement the university sent its condolences to "all impacted by this tragic accident".

Boeheim is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and College Basketball Hall of Fame.

Boeheim released a statement through the program on Thursday.

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