This is absolutely tragic.
Jim Boeheim reportedly hit and killed a man who was walking outside his vehicle on Interstate 690 late Wednesday.
The Syracuse head coach is said to be cooperating with investigators, according to an article in the Syracuse Post-Standard. Driving conditions are said to have been icy at the time, though it’s too early to tell if that was the sole reason for the unfortunate accident.
The man in his 30s had been in a car with four others near Thompson Road in Syracuse when their vehicle crashed for unknown reasons, said a source familiar with the investigation.
The man at some point got out of his vehicle, the source said.
That’s when Boeheim drove by and struck the pedestrian, the source said.
Boeheim was given a routine blood-alcohol content test and had no alcohol in his system: .00 BAC, the source added. He was interviewed by police and released.
The Syracuse Orange beat Louisville at the Carrier Dome on Wednesday night. The game ended around 9 p.m.
This story is still developing.