Jim Boeheim, the longtime males’s basketball coach at Syracuse, struck and killed a pedestrian on Wednesday evening, the police stated.
A person had been concerned in an earlier accident and had left his automotive on I-690 close to Syracuse. Boeheim drove by later, putting the man, the police stated.
The sufferer was Jorge Jimenez, 51, of Syracuse. A police assertion stated Boeheim had tried to keep away from the disabled automotive in the center of the highway and as a outcome had “struck the victim who was standing on the side of the road.”
A police assertion stated that neither driver was impaired by medication or alcohol. It stated Boeheim’s pace had not been decided. While no tickets had been issued, an investigation was being carried out, it stated.
The space was beneath a climate advisory for snow and ice situations.
“I am heartbroken that a member of our community died as the result of last night’s accident,” Boeheim stated in a assertion. “Juli and I extend our deepest sympathies to the Jimenez family. Out of respect for those involved, I will not be providing further comment at this time.”
“We are saddened by the death of a member of our Central New York community,” stated John Wildhack, the Syracuse athletic director. “Coach Boeheim is in contact with local authorities and cooperating fully.”
Boeheim, 74, has been the coach at Syracuse since 1976, successful a nationwide championship in 2003 and logging 4 different Final Four appearances over the years.
Earlier in the night, Syracuse (18-Eight) had crushed No. 18 Louisville, 69-49.