Ithaca Police have confirmed at least one fatality following the tractor trailer crash Friday on the Commons.

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At around 4 p.m. Friday, a tractor trailer carrying multiple cars down State Street slammed into Simeon’s Restaurant. Witnesses on the scene have reported multiple injuries, and police say at least three people have been transported to the hospital.

One person was killed in the crash. The identity of the victim is being withheld as police notify the family.

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick praised the work of emergency responders and said it is a tragic day in Ithaca.

“This is obviously a very tragic day in the city of Ithaca and there’s not much solace,” he said.

Officials are warning people to avoid the area of the crash on South Aurora, even during their morning commutes, because there is still some risk of it coming down. NYSEG has shut down power to buildings nearby. Ithaca Police

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