RJ was riding home from Wagner College when he was killed by a hit and run driver.
According to the Staten Island Advance
The hit-and-run driver who ran down her son is still at large, but Nancy
Tillman can't bring herself to harbor thoughts of vengeance.
"I know that nothing is going to change what's happened," Mrs. Tillman
said. "Their insides must be eating them out, knowing that they killed
someone.... Him admitting it or saying they're sorry is not going to
change anything in my life."
Police on Staten Island are searching for the driver of a black SUV
or pick-up truck who fatally ran over a cyclist last night near Wagner
College. The unidentified 29-year-old cyclist was killed while biking
along a curved stretch of road around 9 p.m. He was carrying a backpack
containing a Wagner College folder and other papers, and the force of
the collision knocked off one of his sneakers. The Staten Island Advance reports
that according to a preliminary investigation the cyclist was headed
"eastbound," or uphill, on the "westbound" side of the road.
Police spent last night futilely combing the area for the vehicle,
which they say has its front grill missing. Anyone with information
about the hit-and-run driver is encouraged call Crime Stoppers at (800)
577-TIPS (8477); visit nypdcrimestoppers.com or send text tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.
From the Wagner College website
The Tillman family has asked that memorial gifts be directed to Wagner College for the R.J. Tillman Memorial Scholarship. Donors can make their gifts online.
In the section titled “About Your Gift,” click on the “Other” box and
specify the R.J. Tillman Memorial Scholarship. The family will be
notified of your generosity.
Donors who wish to give by mail should make checks payable to Wagner
College and indicate the R.J. Tillman Memorial Scholarship in the memo
section. Gifts should be sent to:
Attn.: R.J. Tillman Memorial Scholarship
One Campus Road
Staten Island, NY 1030