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DA: Investigation into deadly I-690 crash now closed, Boeheim not at fault

Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick says Boeheim was not speeding at the time of the crash and the road did have patchy ice at the time of the crash.

Posted: Feb 26, 2019 6:30 PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The investigation into the Interstate 690 deadly crash involving Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim is now closed.

Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick says Boeheim was not speeding at the time of the crash and the road did have patchy ice at the time of the crash.

Syracuse police say they do not believe impairment or distraction caused the crash.

Police said when the accident happened last week Boeheim noticed the disabled vehicle and tried to avoid the car, which was sitting in the middle of the driving lane. That is when he hit 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez of Syracuse, who was later pronounced dead at the hospital. 

The Syracuse police chief said in a press conference following the crash, that Boeheim did everything a person would be expected to do in the same situation, and was cooperative with the investigation. 

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