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Man found guilty in hit-and-run crash that killed veteran

December 21, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man has been found guilty in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 57-year-old member of the National Guard.

A jury on Wednesday found 34-year-old Brian Tromans guilty in the hit-and-run death of National Guard Master Sgt. Rudolph Seabron. The Albany man had been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash without reporting it and tampering with physical evidence.

Prosecutors say Tromans struck Seabron in Colonie (kah-luh-NEE’) the morning of Jan. 8 as the guardsman was walking back to his barracks. Police say Seabron’s body landed in the middle of the vehicle’s hood.

Tromans had maintained he thought he struck a deer.

Seabron joined the New York Army National Guard following tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait.

Tromans faces up to seven years in prison when he’s sentenced in February.

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