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Police: Truck’s brakes were in need of repair at time of Simeon’s crash

Police: Truck’s brakes were in need of repair at time of Simeon’s crash

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Police are releasing more details on last Friday’s fatal crash, when a truck carrying seven cars crashed into Simeon’s Restaurant on the Commons.

Police have confirmed that the truck was owned and operated by a company known as Quality ReLocation Services out of Spokane, Washington. The company was formerly known as Auto Star Transport, which had five consumer complaints filed against it, according to the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.

Police also say the truck and trailer are fully insured, but that one of the parts of the braking system was in need of repair.

The driver of the truck, Viacheslav Grychanyi, did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash, according to police.

He continues to cooperate with the investigation and will appear in Ithaca City Court, Wednesday, July 2, at 11 a.m.

Police say it will take weeks to complete the investigation into the crash, which took the life of 27-year-old Amanda Bush of Lansing.

A memorial service will be held for Bush at 2 p.m. Monday at the Lake Watch Inn.

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