DA expects Jim Boeheim to be cleared of wrongdoing in fatal car crash

The district attorney overseeing the case of the fatal crash that saw Syracuse basketball coach 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.

Related: Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim during the 2018-2019 season

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RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 13:Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim during the 1st half of the NC State Wolfpack game versus the Syracuse Orange on February 13th, 2019, at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. (Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 13: Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim and Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle (25) during the 2nd half of the NC State Wolfpack game versus the Syracuse Orange on February 13th, 2019, at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. (Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
SYRACUSE, NY - JANUARY 12: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange reacts to a call against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the second half at the Carrier Dome on January 12, 2019 in Syracuse, New York. Georgia Tech defeated Syracuse 73-59. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)
SYRACUSE, NY - JANUARY 09: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange looks on against the Clemson Tigers during the second half at the Carrier Dome on January 9, 2019 in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse defeated Clemson 61-53. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)
SYRACUSE, NY - DECEMBER 29: Syracuse Orange Head Coach Jim Boeheim claps for his players play on the court during the first half of the St. Bonaventure Bonnies versus the Syracuse Orange game on December 29, 2018, at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY.(Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
SYRACUSE, NY - DECEMBER 18: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange chuckles after a traveling call goes in his team's favor during the second half against the Buffalo Bulls at the Carrier Dome on December 18, 2018 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
SYRACUSE, NY - DECEMBER 01: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange reacts as Paschal Chukwu #13 comes out of the game against the Cornell Big Red during the first half at the Carrier Dome on December 1, 2018 in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse defeated Cornell 63-55. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)
SYRACUSE, NY - DECEMBER 01: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange embrace his son, Jimmy Boeheim #3 of the Cornell Big Red following the game at the Carrier Dome on December 1, 2018 in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse defeated Cornell 63-55. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)
SYRACUSE, NY - DECEMBER 01: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange talks with Frank Howard #23 against the Cornell Big Red during the first half at the Carrier Dome on December 1, 2018 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 28: Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim watches a Ohio State Buckeye player in a game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Syracuse Orange on November 28, 2018 at Value City Arena in Columbus, OH. (Photo by Adam Lacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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