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SU Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim Strikes, Kills Man On I-690

Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim hit and killed a man late Wednesday night on Interstate 690. Syracuse Police report that the victim, 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez of Syracuse, had been exiting a vehicle that lost control on the highway and hit a guard rail. Boeheim noticed the disabled car in the middle of the road, and tried to avoid it, according to police. In doing so, Boeheim hit Jimenez who was on the side of the road. District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick tells ESPN that...

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Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim hit and killed a man late Wednesday night on Interstate 690. Syracuse Police report that the victim, 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez of Syracuse, had been exiting a vehicle that lost control on the highway and hit a guard rail.

Updated at 11:52 a.m. ET

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