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
A truck that crashed into Simeon's restaurant is shown in Ithaca, N.Y., Friday.   (AP Photo/Simon Wheeler, Ithaca Journal)
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(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.)