LOCKPORT — Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced that a Niagara County jury returned a guilty verdict convicting Nathan C. Marziale, age 39, of Lockport, of Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Incident.

Marziale struck and killed Rafael A. Medina-Gonzalez on February 19, 2022 on Dysinger Road in Lockport while Medina-Gonzalez was assisting an employee whose vehicle had become stuck in the snow. Marziale then drove off while Medina-Gonzalez was on the roof of his vehicle. A passerby noticed Medina-Gonzalez in a snow bank 2 miles from the scene of the initial incident.

Seaman stated: “To say this was traumatic for Mr. Medina-Gonzalez’s co-worker and fiancée, who were present and witnessed it, is a gross understatement. The defendant’s concern that night was only for himself. The jury returned an obviously correct verdict in this case.”

Marziale faces up to 2 1/3 to 7 years in State Prison when he returns to court before County Court Judge Caroline A. Wojtaszek for sentencing in November. The case was investigated by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Vehicular Crimes Bureau Chief Christine Savoia and Assistant District Attorney Nichole Sands.