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Car/horse accident in Ava

At 10:30pm on Saturday, driver Billie Joe Caporilli hit a horse and passenger Derek Still was taken to Rome Memorial Hospital.

Posted: May 31, 2020 10:26 AM

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.

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