Family of hit and run victim speaks out

February 21, 2012 7:34:19 PM PST
The mother and brother of a man killed while riding his bicycle home from the college library are speaking out.

"Heartbroken, devastated, I lost my son," said Nancy Tillman, the victim's mother.

A week later, it doesn't hurt any less for Nancy Tillman.

"Someone hit him with a car and left him there to die," Tillman said.

She just buried her son, 29-year-old Ronald Tillman.

The Wagner College Nursing Student was hit and killed on Howard Avenue by a hit and run driver.

"I wish the person would turn themselves in," Tillman said.

She and her son Steven are speaking out now, hoping that the added publicity might generate leads to help police track down her son's killer.

The scene of the crime was on Howard Avenue two Sunday's ago at about 9:15 p.m.

Ronald Tillman was on his bike and according to police, a dark colored SUV plowed into him.

The driver took off, leaving Ron Tillman to die in the street.

Steve Tillman now considers life without his brother.

"I still can't believe I'm never going to see him again," Steve Tillman said.

They say he was compassionate and funny.

Before his death his mother says Ron was finding his way in life.

She wants the person driving the vehicle that hit her son in custody.

Not because they want revenge, only for the answers that might one day help a heartbroken family heal.

"You can't ever bring him back. Nobody can ever do what I want, and that's bring him back," Steve Tillman said.

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