Tow Truck Driver Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash Near 215 and Decatur

March 24, 2021 | Ed Bernstein
Tow Truck Driver Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash Near 215 and Decatur A tow truck driver was tragically killed while working on the right shoulder of westbound 215 Beltway near Decatur Boulevard on the evening of March 9th. The tow truck driver, Ryan Billotte of Las Vegas, was performing his job on the side of the road when the suspect vehicle drifted out of the right lane and struck Billotte.  The suspect vehicle did not stop to render aid or contact emergency personnel. Billotte was pronounced dead at the hospital.  Nevada Highway Patrol described the suspect vehicle as a white box van, potentially a Ford Econoline, with damage to the front right side of the vehicle. A third person was at the scene as their car was being loaded onto the tow truck, luckily they were not injured in the incident. Anyone with information about this fatal crash is urged to contact Nevada Highway Patrol or Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.   Car accidents are on the rise in the Las Vegas area. At Edward M Bernstein and Associates, we take these accidents seriously. If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, we can help you. Call 702-996-3917. Note: These posts are created using publicly available (secondary) sources. The information has not been independently verified. If you see any information that should be corrected, please bring it to our attention, and we will make adjustments. The photos included in these posts do not represent the actual accident scene.


Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.