Simeon's bartender Amanda Bush, 27, was killed in an accident Friday. (Courtesy of Simeon's)

Ithaca, N.Y. — More than $70,000 has been raised for the family of Amanda Bush, who was killed in the truck accident at Simeon’s Restaurant in June, according to a report in the Cornell Alumni Magazine.

Simeon’s bartender Amanda Bush, 27, was killed in the accident. (Courtesy of Simeon’s)

Bush, 27, was a bartender at the restaurant and a pregnant mother.

Bush’s young daughter and fiancé are doing as well as can be expected, said Adam Cortright, the fiancé, in a brief interview with The Voice this week.

“It’s really appreciated,” Cortright said of the donations, while not confirming the amount raised.

“The community did a great job.”

There were at least two fundraisers set up in the aftermath of the horrific crash in downtown Ithaca.

A benefit event held in July raised at least $9,000 for Simeon’s crash victims. The event was organized by Vicki Taylor Brous of the Downtown Ithaca Alliance and Deb Mohlenhoff of Ithaca’s Common Council.

Additionally, a GoFundMe page raised nearly $25,000 for the Bush family, according to the site’s page. The person who started the page, Nora Abramov, later agreed to pay the administrative fees of GoFundMe.com.


Simeon’s crash coverage


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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.