No Charges From Fatal Accident Involving Boeheim, DA SaysPosted: Updated:
No charges will be filed in the fatal accident last month involving Syracuse University basketball Coach Jim Boeheim.
Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said in a release Thursday morning that the February 20 incident in which Boeheim's vehicle struck and killed a 51 year old Syracuse man was a "tragic accident."
Fitzpatrick said the investigation into the accident that killed Jorge Jiminez is officially closed.
Boeheim was driving east on Interstate 690 in Syracuse when he crested a hill and saw a car without lights in the middle of the road.
Boeheim drove to the left of the vehicle to avoid it and struck Jiminez, who was one of four passengers who had exited the stopped car and was on the side of the highway.
The car had spun out of control on the icy road and struck a guardrail.
Jiminez was taken to Upstate University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Fitzpatrick said there is no evidence drugs or alcohol were involved in either the initial accident or the crash that killed Jiminez.