Rome Man Arrested For Thruway Fatal In 2017


State Police arrested Everett L. Taylor, age 23, from Rome, NY for Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident, Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident, Reckless Driving, and Moving from Lane Unsafely. 

These charges stem from a 2017 accident on the Thruway were Taylor was driving eastbound in the passing lane and a motorcycle being driven by 47 year old Joseph Perrotti of Utica was traveling eastbound in the driver’s lane. Taylor’s vehicle then drove from the passing lane into the driver’s lane at which time the rear passenger side of the car struck the front tire of the motorcycle.  Both passengers of the motorcycle were ejected and Taylor kept driving and exited the Thruway.

An Oneida County Sheriff’s Deputy, found Taylor a short time later and he was taken into custody without incident. 

Perrotti died form his injuries a few days later. 

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