Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim hit and killed a pedestrian who was walking on the interstate highway on Wednesday, February 20, according to a report from The Post-Standard. The accident occurred following the Orange’s game against the Louisville Cardinals at the Carrier Dome.
The report states that Boeheim was given a blood-alcohol content test and there was no alcohol in his system.
From the report:
Boeheim was given a routine blood-alcohol content test and had no alcohol in his system: .00 BAC, the source added. He was interviewed by police and released. Friends and family tell Syracuse.com | The Post-Standard that Boeheim does not drink alcohol.
The pedestrian who was struck was reportedly walking along the interstate after the vehicle he was in was involved in an accident. The victim, who was in his 30s, was in the car with four other people when exited the vehicle and began walking.
As Boeheim was walking by, he inadvertently struck the man.
There is no word on what led to the initial accident or Boeheim striking the man, but Syracuse.com notes that the driving conditions following the game were icy.
Syracuse University is expected to make an official comment on the accident in the coming hours.