SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police: Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim strikes and kills man walking outside car on interstate.
Jim Boeheim, the longtime men’s basketball coach at Syracuse, struck and killed a pedestrian on Wednesday night, the police said.
A man had been involved in an earlier accident and left his car on I-690 near Syracuse. Boeheim drove by later, striking the man, Syracuse.com reported.
The victim was Jorge Jimenez, 51, of Syracuse. A police statement said Boeheim tried to avoid the disabled car in the middle of the road, and as a result “struck the victim who was standing on the side of the road.”
William Fitzpatrick, the Onondaga County district attorney, told WSYRthat Boeheim went to Police Headquarters after the crash and that he tested negative for drugs and alcohol.