Brian Tromans walked into Colonie Police headquarters without comment Wednesday night to turn himself in. Police say the 33-year-old is the driver who struck and killed Rudolph Seabron in the early morning hours of January 8.
Police say they have video of both Tromans and Seabron at a local bar in Colonie the night of the crash. Seabron, investigators say, was walking back to the National Guard armory in Latham when he was struck by two vehicles on Watervliet Shaker Road.
The first, detectives say, was Tromans, who took off, leaving the National Guard master sergeant laying in the roadway. Moments later, the 57-year-old was hit by another car.
"He knew he hit a person and left the scene," said Lt. Kenneth Pero of the Colonie Police Department.
In court, Tromans entered a not guilty plea to leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident without reporting. Outside court, his attorney said Tromans had no idea he hit someone and has been forthcoming with police.
"As far as I understand, he's had many conversations with police where he had absolutely no idea he hit another human being," said attorney Lee Kindlon.
Investigators say they have evidence of damage from Tromans' vehicle left at the crash scene; meanwhile, his attorney says he's innocent.
"He was out that night. He was driving home, and a couple days later, he gets accused of this," Kindlon said.