Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim hits, kills pedestrian on interstate

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR) – Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a pedestrian outside his vehicle on I-690, according to the Onondaga County District Attorney.

DA Bill Fitzpatrick confirms the man hit was already outside his vehicle, after being involved in an unrelated, single-car crash in the midst of bad weather.

There were three other people in the car that initially crashed.

The car involved in the initial crash hit a guardrail and became disabled.

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.

Syracuse plays at Duke on Saturday. 

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