Funeral for man accidentally hit by Syracuse coach

4 years 1 month 1 day ago Thursday, February 28 2019 Feb 28, 2019 February 28, 2019 9:15 AM February 28, 2019 in Sports - AP - National

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

A funeral will be held on Thursday evening for Jorge Jimenez.

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.

He also loved music, dancing and lending a hand to his family and many friends.

Arrastre, who lives in Florida, says she had a long phone call with her father on the night he died. They talked about her three children.

Jimenez, who lived in the United States for 20 years, was a native of Las Tunas, Cuba.

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