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Boeheim To Coach Syracuse Vs No. 1 Duke After Fatal Crash

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FILE – In this March 15, 2018, file photo, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim watches during a practice for an NCAA men’s college basketball tournament first-round game, in Detroit. Police say Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a 51-year-old man walking outside his vehicle on a highway near Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. […]

Jim Boeheim will coach Syracuse against top-ranked Duke on Saturday night, his team’s next game after Boeheim struck and killed a pedestrian on a darkened highway.
    
Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack said in a release Friday that Boeheim will resume coaching duties three days after the crash.
    
Police say the fatal accident happened on Interstate-690 in Syracuse on Wednesday night after Syracuse beat Louisville. Syracuse police say 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez was a passenger in a car that apparently skidded out of control on a patch of ice and hit a guardrail.
    
Jimenez was trying to get to safety when he was struck by Boeheim’s SUV. Boeheim came over a rise and swerved to avoid the disabled car, which was perpendicular across two lanes.
    
No tickets have been issued to Boeheim and the investigation is continuing.

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