Tractor-Trailer Hits Restaurant; 1 Dead

Police not sure what happened yet in Ithaca

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff | Suggested by butterbutterbutter

Posted Jun 21, 2014 10:58 AM CDT

(Newser) – A tractor-trailer carrying cars slammed into a restaurant in Ithaca, NY, yesterday, killing one person and injuring seven others, reports the Ithaca Journal. The driver survived, and the investigation is continuing into what happened. A witness tells the newspaper that the truck didn't sound its horn as it came barreling down East Hill and that she heard no screeching brakes before impact. The Ithaca Voice talks to another witness, one of a number of pedestrians who had to jump out of the truck's way. "Thank God I'm here today," he says. Ithaca is home to both Cornell and Ithaca College. (It's the second high-profile tractor-trailer accident this month, the other being the crash that critically injured Tracy Morgan. He's since been moved to rehab.)

A truck that crashed into Simeon's restaurant is shown in Ithaca, N.Y., Friday.
A truck that crashed into Simeon's restaurant is shown in Ithaca, N.Y., Friday.   (AP Photo/Simon Wheeler, Ithaca Journal)
Medical personnel attend to people injured in the crash.
Medical personnel attend to people injured in the crash.   (AP Photo/Ithaca Journal, Simon Wheeler)
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