An Ava man is recovering after the car he was a passenger in struck a horse.
Oneida County Sheriff's Officials say it happened along State Route 26 in Ava Saturday night around 10:30pm. Investigators say 56-year-old Billie Joe Caporilli of Rome was driving a Toyota Camry south of State Route 26 when a horse entered the roadway from the right side. The horse was killed upon impact.
Caporilli was not injured, but a passenger, 34-year-old Derek Still of Ava, was injured and taken to Rome Memorial Hospital. No word on his condition.
Sheriff's officials say the horse had gotten loose from a nearby farm. No tickets have been issued.