Awful news out of upstate New York.
Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim was involved in a fatal accident around midnight on Thursday morning in which the 74-year-old struck and killed an individual with his car on Interstate 690.
The man was reportedly in his 30's and was traveling with a group of four others in Syracuse. The group's vehicle crashed, at which point Boeheim allegedly struck the man with his car.
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim hits, kills man walking on I-690 https://t.co/OnVJkBKJBo— syracuse.com (@syracusedotcom) February 21, 2019
Boeheim is under investigation in the incident but is reportedly cooperating fully.
One close friend & another person who is a source familiar with the police investigation - both eager to point Jim Boeheim does not drink alcohol, they say. One friend, "Not even on New Year's Eve when everyone is having a sip." Overwhelming sense this could have been anyone.— Michael Benny (@MichaelBenny) February 21, 2019
Boeheim has been the head coach at Syracuse for 42 years, making his debut with the team all the way back in 1976. He has won more than 1,000 games in his Syracuse tenure.
Our thoughts go out to the victim of this horrific, yet unintentional incident. We'll update you with more information as it becomes available.