A Geneva man has been indicted in connection with a collision in July between a vehicle and a horse and buggy just north of Penn Yan.
The Yates County Sheriff’s Department says, after investigating the accident, 55 year old William Valentin of Geneva faces charges of assault, criminal mischief, failure to exercise due care and following too closely.
“We thank the District Attorney’s Office for their assistance in this serious vehicle crash. Over 85% of rear end collisions with Slow Moving Vehicles (SMVs) are due to driver inattention, following too closely or reckless speed not reasonable and prudent for conditions,” said Sheriff Ron Spike, “This was a powerful crash, causing the ejection and serious injury to IVAN HORNING age 80, and to ELLA HORNING age 79, his wife who live in the town of Benton, NY and destroying their buggy and injuring their horse.”
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