Services scheduled for Medford 13-year-old Tyler Phillips, hit-and-run victim


Funeral services have been announced for the Medford eighth grader killed in a hit-and-run incident along Granny Road in Coram last week.

Tyler Phillips died at the hospital after he was struck about 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 by what police believe was a light grey Chevrolet Equinox. He had turned 13 on Oct. 11.

Phillips was walking with his sister, Krystal Randolph, 14. He reportedly pushed her out of the way and due to his heroism, Krystal sustained non-life-threatening injuries. An arrest has not yet been made in the case.

Visitation services to honor Phillips are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 21, from 2-4:30 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m., at Mangano Family Funeral Home of Middle Island, 640 Middle Country Road in Middle Island. Closing prayers will be said on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Tyler is also survived by his father, Joseph E. Phillips; mother, Desira (Terrmond) Mack; and four siblings, Rebecca, Matthew, Krystal and Micheal, among many other loved ones.

Tyler was a huge fan of football and basketball. When he wasn’t occupied with sports or playing outside, he liked to freestyle music and create new dance moves, according to his obituary at the funeral home‘s website.

Top photo: Tyler Phillips (Source: Facebook)