Syracuse coach hits, kills man on highway

Syracuse coach hits, kills man on highway

Syracuse coach hits, kills man on highway

According to leaks from the investigation, the 74-year-old coach struck and killed 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez with his vehicle on Interstate 690. Police were then called to the scene. He was the passenger in a auto that hit the guardrail. Field sobriety and alco-sensor tests for both drivers were negative for any signs of impairment.

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim was reportedly involved in an unthinkable tragedy late Wednesday night. "He does not drink alcohol".

That's when Boeheim drove by and struck the pedestrian, the source said.

The victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Boeheim has coached at Syracuse, his alma mater, since 1976 and is one of the most accomplished coaches in the country. Boeheim's transport was "in large part for safety sake due to the conditions of the roadway", Brown said.

The Department of Transportation said in October 2018 that there were 37,133 deaths from motor vehicle crashes in 2017, a decrease of less than 2 percent from 2016.

In his attempt to avoid the disabled vehicle, the coach struck Jimenez.

Police did not issue Boeheim a citation, but an investigation has been launched into the accident. Syracuse police chief Kenton Buckner reiterated Fitzpatrick's earlier sentiment that he doesn't anticipate any criminal charges for anyone involved in the accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with all involved in this terrible tragedy.

"Frankly, it's nearly miraculous that we're not talking about the death of Jim Boeheim", Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said. "Out of respect for those grieving, there will be no further comment at this time".

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