According to investigators, two cars were involved in an accident and the passengers got out of their respective vehicles.
Syracuse police say Jorge Jimenez had been in a auto with three others before midnight Wednesday when their vehicle crashed into a guardrail on a Syracuse interstate. Jimenez was an ocupant in a vehicle that lost control while driving on the highway. Boeheim drove by later, striking the man, Syracuse.com reported. Both passed field sobriety and alco-sensor tests, police said.
"I am heartbroken that a member of our community died as the result of last night's accident", Boeheim said in a prepared statement. According to police, the vehicle was in the middle of the interstate, and Boeheim, driving his auto, attempted to maneuver around the auto when he struck the man.
No tickets have been issued at this time, but the highway was shut down for several hours while crews investigated the crash.
On Thursday afternoon, Boeheim and Syracuse University each released a statement paying their respects to the victim and his family.
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Boeheim is cooperating with the investigation.
SPD Detective George Hack, also a spokesman for the department, told The Daily Orange on Thursday morning that nobody involved in the crash will be charged, at this time. The SU men's basketball head coach lives in Fayetteville.
Boeheim, 74, has been the coach at Syracuse since 1976, winning a national championship in 2003 and logging four other Final Four appearances over the years. Out of respect for those grieving, there will be no further comment at this time.
Syracuse had just beaten No. 18 Louisville, 69-49, Wednesday night at the Carrier Dome.