Police in New York made an arrest in the aftermath of a hit-and-run incident that killed a Marine veteran turned National Guardsman earlier this year.
33-year-old Brian Tromans of Albany was charged on Wednesday with the felony charge of leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident (without reporting it), one which left 57-year-old National Guardsman Rudolph E. Seabron dead.
Colonie Police Lieutenant Ken Pero said Tromans was identified as the owner and driver of the offending 2016 Mazda CX-5, which was found last week with front-end damage on private property. CCTV video footage linked Tromans to the vehicle after footage surfaced of him exiting the same Bar and Grill MSG Seabron had also left before heading off into the early morning hours, toward the site where the accident took place.
“He was in the same establishment that Master Sgt. Seabron was in,” Pero said. “So when we were looking at that video, we saw the suspect and saw that he was driving an SUV. It was one of the only vehicles that left the parking lot that matched our description.”
A driver reported at 4:40 AM that he had hit a pedestrian lying in the street. However, upon further investigation of evidence, it was ruled that Seabron -a three-tour combat veteran who had served in the National Guard and Marine Corps- had been hit prior to the reported accident.
According to The Daily Gazette, Lieutenant Pero said he is glad the veteran’s family would be able to know what happen to their loved one.
“I’m glad that we were able to give the family some closure,” Pero said. “It doesn’t do much, because they still lost their brother and their father, but at least we were able to track down the driver.”
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