Car hauler crashes into restaurant; 1 killed


ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A tractor-trailer hauling cars crashed into an upstate New York restaurant, killing one person, causing multiple injuries and collapsing part of the building.

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick says it isn’t initially clear if the person killed was a pedestrian or in Simeon’s restaurant when the truck hit at about 4 p.m. Friday.

He says four people were taken to a hospital with injuries that aren’t considered life-threatening and other people were treated at the scene.

A crane was brought in to remove the tractor-trailer, which was lodged inside the building.

Myrick says the driver is cooperating with police and no charges have been filed. The investigation is continuing.

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