Jim Boeheim reportedly hit and killed a man who was walking outside his vehicle on Interstate 690 late Wednesday.
The Syracuse men's basketball coach is said to be cooperating with investigators, according to an article in the Syracuse Post-Standard. Post-game driving conditions in the area were icy at the time, though it's not currently clear if those conditions contributed to the accident.
Early reports state that the man in question, who was later identified as 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez, was in a vehicle with four other people when they crashed into a guardrail. At some point, Jimenez exited the vehicle and was fatally struck by Boeheim in another automobile. "An oncoming vehicle noticed the disabled car and tried avoiding the vehicle, which was in the middle of the road," a police rep said Thursday morning.
A separate report from TMZ states that Boeheim showed no signs of intoxication during a field sobriety exam. Furthermore, investigators have not determined driving speeds at this time, though they will be reconstructing the scene soon.
Complex has reached out to the Syracuse Athletic Department for additional comment and will update this post accordingly.
Hours before the accident, Boeheim and his team were at the Carrier Dome playing against Louisville.