A horrific accident late Friday afternoon in downtown Ithaca.

A tractor trailor, loaded with cars, slammed into a popular restaurant in the Ithaca Commons area, sending at least five people to the hospital.

Ithaca Police have now confirmed that one person was killed in the accident.

The crash occurred at Simeon's Restaurant on Aurora Street and witnesses say the truck was spotted careening into the the building, but no word on what may have caused the accident.

When the truck hit, city police say there was a fire that erupted, but the fire was quickly extinguished.

The other victims who were injured were taken to Cayuga Medical Center. Although their injuries are serious, they're not considered life threatening.

Late Friday afternoon, the truck was still sitting inside the building and everyone appeared to have been evacuated, but the building itself may be unstable.