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Maximum Sentence for Hit and Run Fatality in Colonie

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

February 9, 2018



Maximum Sentence for Hit and Run 

Fatality in Colonie





ALBANY, NY – ALBANY, NY- District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that BRIAN TROMANS, 34, of Colonie, was sentenced to the maximum time allowable by law, before the Honorable Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court this morning. TROMANS received a sentence of 2 1/3 to 7 years in State Prison for his conviction of leaving the scene of an incident as well as a sentence of 1 1/3 to 4 years in State Prison for his conviction of tampering with physical evidence. These two sentences are to run consecutively.

On December 20, 2017, TROMANS was found guilty after a jury trial of (1) Count of Leaving the Scene of an Incident Without Reporting as a Felony, a Class D Felony, and (1) Count of Tampering with Physical Evidence, a Class E Felony.

On January 8, 2017, at approximately 4:40 A.M., TROMANS did drive in the area of Watervliet Shaker Road, in the Town of Colonie, and caused the death of pedestrian Master Sergeant Rudolph E. Seabron by crashing into the victim at 40 MPH, then fled the scene. TROMANS concealed evidence of his crime by taking his vehicle to his parent’s home in a neighboring county in the hours after killing the victim in an effort to hinder the police investigation.

Assistant District Attorney David Szalda of the Vehicular Crimes Unit and Bureau Chief Mary Tanner-Richter prosecuted this case.

For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh at [email protected]