2 Towson U. Students Dead in Separate Incidents

Timothy Coyer was pronounced dead in his apartment Saturday afternoon, while Ryan Bailey was killed in a hit-and-run on Saturday morning.

(Updated 9:20 p.m.)—Two students died Saturday in separate incidents: one died in his apartment, the other a victim of a hit-and-run.

Emergency crews responded to Timothy Allan Coyer's apartment in the 7700 block of Greenview Terrace, in the Towson Place complex, at about 2:25 p.m. Roommates had found Coyer unresponsive. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. The police homicide unit was not called to the scene, according to police spokesman Lt. Rob McCullough.

Coyer's body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

According to the Stevensville native's Facebook profile, Coyer served in the U.S. Army from 2008 to 2011 and had fought in Iraq.

A member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and Student Veterans Group, Coyer also worked as a bouncer at in Towson, according to his Facebook page.

But Saturday's first fatal incident occurred more than 12 hours earlier.

Ryan Bailey, a 20-year-old junior from Seaford, NY, was at about 1:45 a.m. in downtown Towson. Police are seeking the driver.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Bailey was a budding lacrosse player in high school who studied accounting and was considering pursuing a job on Wall Street.

Carol Dunsworth, a university spokeswoman, said a memorial service on campus is planned; details have not yet been finalized.

"I've been with the university 15 years and I cannot remember another weekend as tragic as this," Dunsworth said. "It's just an incredibly, incredibly horrific weekend for us."

Debbi Basile April 01, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Such a sad day for Towson University.
Kelleyand Terry Bates April 02, 2012 at 04:11 PM
I heard about these deaths early yesterday, April 1, Sunday morning. I was so "taken back" when I heard about the young man who was struck by a vehicle and the vehicle did not even stop to render assistance to the young man. This driver did not even telephone 911 from his car (cell phone). I am so disheartened by this type of person. Why? What was this person thinking or not? I can only pray that through video camera's in the area or a "witness(es) come forward so that this person can be named and justice be done. i am horrified that anyone would do such a horrible and EVIL thing to just leave this young man dying on the road. Every time I think about it it makes me cry. I am praying for their families of both young man. They are with God now. He will keep them. They have peace.
Jaclyn April 04, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Such a tragedy when I heard about this story.... I had the honor today of seeing one of the students Mother today. She is a regular client at my Salon I work at in Annapolis. I gave her my prayers before she had left to go to the viewing. I couldn't believe it at first... She was holding out very strong today and things like this just make you wanna be close to the ones you love the most.


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