According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, a 22 year old male was injured in a two car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Rome New London Road and State Route 49 in the Town of Verona.

On January 27th, 2024 at about 6:45 pm, Deputies responded to the intersection of State Route 49 and Rome New London Road in the Town of Verona for a report of a motor vehicle accident. Subsequent to an investigation, Deputies determined that Kevin Heberle, age 46, was operating a 2022 Ford SUV on State Route 49 in the Town of Verona, and while Heberle was attempting to make a left hand turn onto Rome New London Road, Heberle failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign to oncoming traffic. Due to Heberle failing to yield the right of way, Heberle pulled in front of a 2017 Subaru being operated by 21 year old Stefan Gherasoiu, resulting in a collision with heavy damage to both vehicles. Heberle was traveling with 22 year old passenger, Logan Plizga, who was transported to Rome Health by AMCARE Ambulance to be evaluated. Gherasoiu and his 22 year old passenger, Leandra Paul, were evaluated at the scene and were not transported to the hospital. The injuries appeared to be non-life threatening.

Heberle was issued a traffic citation returnable to the Verona Town Court on a later date.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by AMCARE Ambulance and The Town of Verona Fire Department.