Albany man found guilty in crash that killed Rome veteran

34-year-old Brian Tromans of Albany

The Albany man who struck and killed a Rome veteran in January has been found guilty by a jury for his role in the crash.

Posted: Dec. 20, 2017 3:04 PM
Updated: Dec. 20, 2017 3:09 PM

The Albany man who struck and killed a Rome veteran in January has been convicted for his role in the crash.

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A jury found 34-year-old Brian Tromans guilty of leaving the scene of a fatal crash and tampering with evidence. A charge of criminally negligent homicide was dropped after the judge said there wasn’t enough proof to meet the standards of the charge.

Tromans was driving the vehicle that struck and killed New York National Guard Master Sergeant Rudolph Seabron, 57, of Rome, in the early morning hours of Jan. 8.

Another driver reported that they had struck Seabron as he was lying on Watervliet Shaker Road in Colonie, but police believed he had been struck prior to that, and they began searching for Troman’s vehicle, a 2016 Mazda CX-5, that would match parts left behind at the scene of the crash. Authorities located the vehicle and Troman several days later.

Seabron was a Master Sergent for the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade in the New York National Guard, and he was at the armory in Latham for a weekend drill before he was killed. He was walking back to the barracks at the time of the crash.

Tromans is expected to be sentenced on the charges in February.

57-year-old Rudolph Seabron of Rome

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