Horrible news out of New York, where Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a pedestrian last night.
According to Syracuse.com, a man was walking outside of his vehicle after it had crashed on Interstate 690, when Boeheim drove by and hit him. The accident happened around midnight. Earlier in the evening, the Orangemen beat Louisville 69-49. Boeheim is reportedly cooperating with investigation.
Awful, awful news.
UPDATE: Syracuse.com says alcohol was not a factor, as Boeheim’s blood-alcohol levels were 0.00 and he passed a field sobriety test, but there was freezing rain in the area, which may have led to poor driving conditions.
UPDATE x2: More details have emerged. According to police, Boeheim swerved to avoid the car, which was in the middle of the road after crashing due to bad weather. Boeheim released this statement via Syracuse.
Statement from Jim Boeheim: pic.twitter.com/c9lNXXzvGN
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