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Tyler Phillips’ grieving family begs for information about his hit-and-run killer

colum, new york – A grieving Long Island family asks for help from citizens.their little son A hit-and-run driver crashes into a child and dies on the way home from the park. in a column two months ago.

Suffolk police are handing out leaflets at a checkpoint, and the boy’s mother is pleading with the driver to come forward.

Two months after her vivacious son Tyler, an athletic student at William Floyd Middle School, celebrated his 13th birthday, Desira Mack can’t hold back her tears.The unimaginable hit-and-run death of a child remain unresolved.

Information checkpoints were set up along Granny Road and Middle Island Road in Column, and Tyler and his 13-year-old sister, Crystal, were hit while walking home on a bike path.

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The vehicle is believed to be a dark colored Chevrolet Equinox, model year 2005-2009.

Suffolk Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison said: “If you find a vehicle that fits that description, we need your help.

“He was a hero. Before he died, he accomplished a lot,” Mack said. “He pushed my daughter away. He helped her. They didn’t even see the car coming. It didn’t even have headlights.”

Tyler and Crystal are hanging out in a park in Gordon Heights after school. It was dusk when the children left the park to go home. Commissioners say the lack of lighting, sidewalks and cameras make this crime very difficult to solve.

“We increased the reward to $5,000,” says Harrison.

McLogan met 13-year-old Krystal. Her arms were wrapped in slings.

Shortly thereafter, the family decided to donate Tyler’s organs.

“What if this was your child?” Mack said.

“We were able to salvage some parts from the vehicle,” Harrison said. “Damage to passenger side bumper, passenger side headlight, passenger side door mirror….Call me. Get that license plate.”

“I can’t imagine it. I still can’t. I wake up every morning and it hurts not to see my son. So please come forward,” Mack said.

Tyler’s family is praying and the Suffolk Crime Stoppers are asking for tips.

If you have any information, please contact a detective in the Suffolk County Police Serious Incidents Division. 631-852-6555 or climb stopper 1-800-220-Tips. Tyler Phillips’ grieving family begs for information about his hit-and-run killer

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