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District Attorney Provides Details Of Jim Boeheim's Deadly Car Accident

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SOUTH BEND, IN - JANUARY 05: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange reacts against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the second half of the game at Purcell Pavilion on January 5, 2019 in South Bend, Indiana. Syracuse won 72-62. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim reportedly struck and killed a man with his car late on Wednesday night, shortly after his team's win over Louisville at the Carrier Dome.

Boeheim, 74, reportedly struck and killed a pedestrian on I-690 in Syracuse, according to reports. The pedestrian had reportedly left his vehicle after getting into an accident earlier in the night.

Bill Fitzpatrick, the district attorney, has provided some details into the accident. Boeheim reportedly went straight to the police and is cooperating with the investigation. Police have reportedly ruled out drugs and alcohol and the head coach was driving at an appropriate speed.


Boeheim was passing by the crash after it happened, not long after his team finished its game at the Carrier Dome.

Fitzpatrick confirms Boeheim is cooperating with the police investigation, went right to the police headquarters following the crash, and no alcohol or drugs were detected.

Fitzpatrick also adds Coach Boeheim was driving at an appropriate speed.

Boeheim was reportedly not charged or arrested.

Boeheim has been Syracuse's head coach 1976.

Stay tuned for more details regarding the tragic accident.