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Driver Enters Guilty Pleas as Part of Simeon’s Crash

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The truck driver who was behind the wheel during a fatal crash into an Ithaca Commons restaurant last June has pled guilty to four traffic violations.

37-year-old Viacheslav Grychanyi, of Spokane, Wash. has pled guilty to speeding, having defective brakes, and two counts of having an over-length trailer.

Grychanyi was operating a car carrier on East State Street in Ithaca when he lost control and barreled into the Simeon’s Restaurant.

The crash killed 27-year-old Amanda Bush and injured several others. A police reconstruction team has said Grychani was traveling a more than 45 miles down East State Street at the time of the crash.

Grychanyi has been fined $1,929 in connection with his guilty plea in Ithaca Town Court.

Grychanyi still faces a lawsuit in connection with the young woman’s death.

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