As reported, Boeheim struck and killed Jorge Jimenez while traveling on Interstate 690 last week. Although this was a tragic incident that Boeheim says he will carry with him for the rest of his life, Onondaga County authorities do not believe the coach should be criminally punished.
On Wednesday, Feb. 27, Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick explained to the Associated Press that Boeheim "did exactly" what was expected after the crash.
"He stopped. He attempted to render aid," Fitzpatrick said. "He did exactly what we would expect him to do... he could not have been more cooperative."
This cooperation included flagging down an emergency responder in an attempt to keep the scene safe from another collision.
"He stated his primary concern was not to have another vehicle crash into the vehicle on the roadway," authorities explained. "He ran back and attempted to flag down vehicles with his cellphone light. That was corroborated by the first responding officer who was flagged down by Mr. Boeheim and his cellphone light."
This is in addition to complying with all the legal procedures. It is said that Boeheim agreed to an onsite sobriety test and was not arrested at the time of the accident. After conducting a thorough investigation of the incident, it was determined the Boeheim was not speeding to the time of the accident or driving recklessly. This has led investigators to conclude that no fault could be placed in this tragic event.