One killed after tractor-trailer crashes into Ithaca restaurant

ITHACA, N.Y. – A tractor-trailer hauling cars crashed into an Ithaca restaurant Friday.

The tractor-trailer crashed into Simeon’s Restaurant collapsing part of the building. A bartender was killed. The owner of the restaurant said the bartender had a 14-month-old child.

The accident occurred around 4 p.m. Friday. Four people were seriously hurt and taken to the hospital, according to the mayor. Others were treated at the scene.

A crane was brought in to tow the tractor that had lodged inside the building.

The mayor said the driver is cooperating with police, and charges have not been filed.

The investigation is continuing.


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