Friend fondly remembers Jorge Jimenez after fatal accident

Friend fondly remembers Jorge Jimenez after fatal accident

The 51-year-old Cuba native was struck by Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim on an I-690 ramp late Wednesday night.
Published: February 24, 2019 | Updated: March 2nd, 2019 at 12:12 am
Jorge Jimenez

Days after the death of Jorge Jimenez, the 51-year-old man who Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck with his car Wednesday night, Jimenez’s friends are still dealing with their grief.

Haydee Vizcaino met Jimenez in 2004 when her ex-husband Adrian Delgado worked with him.

“Since then, him and my ex-husband became best friends and he became part of my family,” Vizcaino wrote in a Facebook message.

Jimenez emigrated from Cuba about 20 years ago and lived in Syracuse with his two sons. Vizcaino said she loved his dancing and he always made her laugh.

She fondly recalled trips to Miami, fishing trips and Jimenez being around her family.

“He was the best man ever — great feelings, loved by every person who knew him,” Vizcaino added.

Vizcaino noted he was close with her three children and even helped come up with a nickname for her son.

“We will always remember you with lots of love,” Vizcaino wrote in a social media post. “My ex-husband and great friend, my three children today keep crying. We love you forever Jorgito.”

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