Capital Region man sentenced to 11 years in prison for deadly hit and run

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A Capital Region man was sentenced to 11 years in prison for a deadly hit and run that killed a National Guardsman from Rome.

Brian Tromans of Colonie was convicted in December of hitting Master Sergeant Rudy Seabron with his car and killing him.

He then took off and tried hiding his car from police.

57-year-old Seabron served as a New York National Guard Master Sergeant in the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, which is headquartered in Latham, a hamlet in the town of Colonie.

It happened last January, just before 5:00 on a Sunday morning along Watervliet-Shaker Road near Philly Bar and Grill.

Investigators say Tromans was driving at least 40 MPH at the time of the crash.

The judge said Seabron did not deserve to die alone on a road on a cold winter night and Tromans attempted to weave a web of deceit.

It’s important to note that criminally negligent homicide, the most serious crime originally brought against Tromans, was dropped.

Prior to sentencing, Tromans apologized to the family and says he thinks about it every single day and what he could have done differently.

A jury found him guilty of leaving the scene without reporting and tampering with physical evidence.


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