The family of a man who was fatally struck by Syracuse University’s men’s basketball head coach, Jim Boeheim, has agreed to a settlement. The incident, which took place in February 2019, resulted in the death of Jorge Jimenez.
Jimenez was a passenger in a car that had skidded and hit a guardrail on Interstate 690 in Syracuse, New York. While standing outside the vehicle, he was struck by Boeheim’s car, which was attempting to avoid the wrecked vehicle in the dark, icy conditions.
Following the accident, Boeheim was cooperative with authorities and underwent a sobriety test, which showed no signs of impairment. In March 2019, the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office stated that Boeheim would not face any criminal charges, describing the incident as a “tragic accident.”
In the lawsuit filed by Jimenez’s family, they alleged that Boeheim was speeding and negligent at the time of the collision. The lawsuit sought unspecified damages for the family, including Jimenez’s widow and children.
The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but both parties have reached an agreement. According to court documents filed on April 26, both parties “stipulate and agree to the discontinuance of this action with prejudice and without costs to either party as against the other.”
Syracuse University and Jim Boeheim have not made any public comments regarding the settlement.