"He's my hero": Suffolk County mother of teen killed in hit-and-run mourns her son

Friday, October 14, 2022
13-year-old dead, sister injured in hit-and-run crash on Long Island
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A boy was killed and his sister was also hurt when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver on Long Island on Wednesday. Stacey Sager has the details.

CORAM, Suffolk County -- A teenage boy has died after he and his sister were struck by a hit-and-run driver in Suffolk County on Wednesday.

According to police, Tyler Philips and Krystal Randolph were walking home at 7:25 p.m. from Granny Park in Coram, when they were hit by an unknown vehicle.

The driver fled the scene, leaving the injured 13-year-old siblings behind.

Philips was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition, but died in the hours following the crash. His sister was also taken to the hospital to be treated for her sprained arm.

There will be a candlelight vigil at Granny Park in honor of Tyler, at 7 p.m. on Friday.

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