Legendary Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man with his car while driving on the interstate around midnight on Wednesday night.
According to Syracuse.com, the victim, 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez was a passenger in a car that lost control on the highway and struck a guardrail. As he got out of the car to examine, he was hit by an oncoming car, which was driven by Boeheim.
Police say that Boeheim saw the disabled car, which was in the road, and tried avoiding it. In doing so, he hit Jimenez, who was standing on the side of the road.
Police tell WSYR in Syracuse that no alcohol or drugs were detected in the crash, and that Boeheim was “driving an appropriate speed.”