Report: Boeheim hit, killed man on interstate

Jim Boeheim reportedly struck and killed a pedestrian while the Syracuse head coach was driving on Interstate 690 late Wednesday night.

The 74-year-old Boeheim is cooperating with authorities and reported the accident to police, according to Syracuse.com. Onondaga County (New York) District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick told WSYR on Thursday that Boeheim was traveling at the proper speed.

A man in his 30s got out of his car after an accident on the interstate believed to be caused by weather conditions near Syracuse, N.Y., per the report, when Boeheim’s vehicle hit the pedestrian.

Boeheim passed a sobriety test and had zero alcohol in his system, a source told Syracuse.com.

The Orange had defeated Louisville earlier Wednesday night at the Carrier Dome.

Driving conditions after the game were reportedly icy in spots, but it’s unclear if that played any role in the fatality.

The Post-Standard said Thursday morning that Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner would offer an update.

Boeheim is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and College Basketball Hall of Fame.

He has coached at Syracuse since 1976 and has compiled a 1,045-379 record. His teams have been to five Final Fours and won the NCAA Tournament championship in 2003.

–Field Level Media

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