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March 1, 2019
A New Yorker who was fatally struck by a vehicle driven by Syracuse University’s basketball coach was remembered as family man who loved life. A funeral was held on Thursday evening for Jorge Jimenez. Police say coach Jim Boeheim accidentally struck Jimenez on Feb. 20 while trying to avoid a disabled vehicle.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A New Yorker who was fatally struck by a vehicle driven by Syracuse University’s basketball coach was remembered as family man who loved life.

The funeral for 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez was held in Syracuse Thursday evening. Area businesses donated the funeral costs.

Police say Coach Jim Boeheim (BAY’-hym) accidentally struck Jimenez on Feb. 20 while trying to avoid a disabled vehicle.

Yurisandy Jimenez Arrastre tells Syracuse.com that her father loved to cook and joke with his grandchildren.

The Florida resident says she had a long phone call with her father on the night he died. They talked about her three children.

Jimenez lived in the United States for 20 years. He was a native of Cuba.

Boeheim and his wife have extended their “deepest sympathies to the Jimenez family.”