Jim Boeheim has spoken out in the midst of tragedy.

The Syracuse University men’s basketball coach issued a statement Thursday about the fatal car accident which killed a pedestrian the previous night on I-690 East in upstate New York. Boeheim reportedly was driving his car following Syracuse’s upset win over No. 18 Louisville when it struck and killed a man in his 30s, who was walking on the highway shortly before midnight.

Police conducted a field sobriety test, in which Boeheim registered a .00 BAC. He also was interviewed and subsequently released. Boeheim hadn’t commented publicly about the accident until Syracuse basketball released this statement Thursday afternoon.

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