Funeral held for man accidentally hit by Syracuse coach

A funeral was held Thursday evening for the New Yorker who was fatally struck by a vehicle driven by Syracuse University's basketball coach

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 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.

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