Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a pedestrian with his car early Thursday morning.
Boeheim was driving on Interstate 690 around midnight, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard, when the incident occurred. The man was allegedly involved in a car accident with four other men and was struck after he got out of his vehicle.
The Post-Standard says that Boeheim was given a blood-alcohol content test at the scene and was found to have no alcohol in his system.
According to the Onondaga County DA, Boeheim has been cooperating with the investigation and was not speeding at the time of the accident.
Michael Benny of WTVH-TV in Syracuse spoke with a friend of Boeheim’s who says the coach is “devastated.” The friend added, “He says the man was in the middle of the road, not along the side or anything like that.”
Jim Boeheim has won 943 games as the coach of Syracuse University’s men’s basketball team. The Orange won the National Championship in 2003.