Sports | February 21, 2019 10:38 am

Syracuse Coaching Legend Jim Boeheim Kills Man in Car Accident After Game

Boeheim struck the man on I-690 after he had gotten out of his vehicle.

RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 13:Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim  during the 1st half of the NC State Wolfpack game versus the Syracuse Orange on February 13th, 2019, at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. (Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 13:Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim during the 1st half of the NC State Wolfpack game versus the Syracuse Orange on February 13th, 2019, at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. (Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Hours after his team’s 69-49 win over Louisville on Wednesday night at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man with his car, according to a Syracuse.com report.

Jorge Jimenez, 51, was involved in an earlier crash that happened just before 11:30 p.m. on I-690 Eastbound and had gotten out of his vehicle.

Boeheim, who was driving on 690, hit and killed the Jimenez. Sources told WHAM Jimenez’s car was partially in the driving lane of 690 when he got out of the vehicle.

“An oncoming vehicle noticed the disabled car and tried avoiding the vehicle, which was in the middle of the road,” Syracuse police said in a news release. “Reconstruction of the scene will be performed and speeds cannot be determined at this time. No Uniformed Traffic Tickets have been issued at this time.”

Following the accident, Boeheim called 911 and was fully cooperative with investigators on the scene. He was given a routine blood-alcohol content test and had no alcohol was detected. The 74-year-old does not drink.

Adam Weitsman, a close friend of Boeheim’s, spoke with him Thursday.

“He’s devastated,” Weitsman told WTHV. “He says the man was in the middle of the road, not along the side or anything like that.”

Though it seems unimportant in the light of this tragedy, the Orange are now 18–8 overall and 9–4 in the ACC.