Jim Boeheim cleared of wrongdoing in fatal car crash, per report

Jason Owens
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Jim Boeheim was found to be driving at or near the speed limit during last week's fatal crash.
Jim Boeheim was found to be driving at or near the speed limit during last week's fatal crash. (Getty)

UPDATE: Boeheim has been cleared of any wrongdoing for his role in the fatal car crash, per ESPN. However, TMZ did report that the Syracuse coach was technically speeding immediately before the crash. going 66 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Original story:

The district attorney overseeing the case of the fatal crash that saw Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim strike and kill a man with his car last Wednesday expects the case to be closed soon.

Onondaga County DA William Fitzpatrick told the Associated Press that accident reconstruction determined that Boeheim “was traveling within the speed limit or close to it” at the time of the crash.

Boeheim struck man with his car after Syracuse game

According to police, Boeheim ran into 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez late Wednesday when he began walking on a highway as Boeheim was driving on Interstate 690 after Syracuse’s win over Louisville.

The car Jimenez was in had crashed into a guardrail. Jimenez began walking on the highway after the crash, and Boeheim struck him with his car while attempting to avoid the wreckage.

Boeheim didn’t have alcohol in system

Syracuse police said that Boeheim was cooperative and registered a 0.0 when administered a blood-alcohol test.

Fitzpatrick told AP that barring something extraordinary, the case will be closed.

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