Ryan Bailey was a 20-year old lacrosse player and accounting major from Seaford, New York; Tim Coyer was a 27-year old veteran who returned after two tours in Iraq hoping to get a degree in business administration. Both were juniors at Towson University, and both died on campus on Saturday, March 31 in two separate incidents.
Bailey, a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, was walking near the intersection of York Road and Washington Avenue around 1:45 AM when he was struck and killed by what witnesses describe as “an older model silver or white boxy-style car.” The driver then sped away. (Anyone with information on the incident should call Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020).
Coyer, a former machine gunner who was active in Towson’s Student Veterans Group, died in his apartment at Towson Place the next afternoon from cardiac arrest; the cause and manner of his death is unknown.
“This is a very sad time for our Towson family. At a time like this, the most important thing we can do is provide support to the families and friends of Ryan and Tim, and be a supportive campus community as we all deal with the sadness of the loss of two young men just beginning their adult lives,” said Towson President Maravene Loeschke.
A vigil for both students is scheduled for tonight (April 3) at 8 PM in the University’s Speaker’s Circle.