Driver of fatal hit and run gets 3 to 11 years in prison

Published Feb 9, 2018 at 4:00pm

ALBANY — The Albany man who fled an accident that killed a Rome national guardsman more than a year ago was sentenced this morning to up to 11 years in state prison.

Brian Tromans, 34, was sentenced to three to 11 years in state prison by acting Supreme Court Justice Roger McDonough on charges of leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident and tampering with evidence. Tromans was convicted after a jury trial in December. A charge of criminal negligent homicide was previously dismissed.

Police said Tromans was driving a Mazda CX-5 when he struck the 57-year-old Rudolph E. Seabron on Watervliet Shaker Road at about 3:15 a.m. Jan. 8, 2017. Seabron was a master sergeant in the Army National Guard, and was in the area for weekend training. Police said Tromans then left the scene. Tromans and his defense claimed he did not realize he had struck a person. ​Police said Seabron’s body was soon after struck by a second vehicle, and that driver stayed on the scene and called 9-1-1. Police then began searching for the Mazda CX-5, and Tromans was eventually identified.

Seabron, a father of three, joined the New York Army National Guard in 1996 after serving in the Marine Corps. He served in Iraq in 2004, Afghanistan in 2008 and Kuwait in 2012.