More than two weeks later, no arrests made after deadly hit-and-run crash

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The desperate search continues to find the person who killed a man in a hit-and-run crash on December 22.

52-year-old Billy Burts was riding his motorcycle around 4:30 a.m. near Craig Rd. and Lamb Blvd. when he was rear ended at a stop light.

The impact of the crash was so forceful that it killed him.

“Every minute that we don’t know is another minute that’s just not right,” said Jeffrey Martinez-Burts. 

Martinez-Burts will bury his husband on Friday.

“When we got married, our color was navy blue and white,” Martinez-Burts said. 

Blue was the couples favorite color. It’s also the one the Burt’s family will wear at his service.

Shelley Kelly hasn’t seen her brother in eight years.

“Now I have to come to say goodbye. That’s just very frustrating,” said Kelly.

Billy’s family says they’ll never forget his contagious smile.

“He was just a wonderful big teddy bear and now he’s gone. I can’t hug him. I can’t talk to him. I will never hear his voice again,” said Kelly. 

Neither will his students. 

Burts was a bus driver for the Clark County School District.

“I’ve already had parents reach out to me and it just hurts that the kids don’t get to see Mr. B anymore,” said Martinez-Burts. 

The Burt’s family is holding out hope and want justice.

“We deserve an answer and he deserved more than just being left on the road like you were running over a trash bag. He was a life,” said Martinez-Burts. “I just love him very much and I miss him. I wish he was home. That’s it.” 

The Burts say they’ll never give up searching for the person who killed their loved one. 

If you know anything about this case, you can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 702-385-5555.

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