Legendary Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim was involved in car-pedestrian accident last night that killed a man.
Boeheim struck the man as he was driving home on Interstate 690 in Syracuse after his team defeated Louisville inside the Carrier Dome.
The victim, identified as 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez, was transported to Upstate University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick confirms Jimenez was already outside his vehicle, after being involved in an unrelated, single-car crash in the midst of bad weather.
Syracuse Police say Boeheim came upon the crash scene and attempted to avoid the disabled vehicle which was still in the middle of the road, but ended up hitting Jimenez who was walking nearby.
Fitzpatrick says Boeheim went right to the police headquarters following the crash and is cooperating with investigators.
Boeheim was driving at an appropriate speed and did not test positive for drugs or alcohol, according to the DA and police.
No tickets have been issued.
Jim Boeheim released a statement saying he is heartbroken and extends his deepest sympathies to the Jimenez family.