$3,500 reward for info in deadly hit & run

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:22:50 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 09 2013 05:48:00 PM CST

It's been more than a month since a Wichita man was killed in a hit and run crash in Stafford County. Now, two Crime Stoppers organizations are teaming up to help track down the driver involved in the crash.

Scott Burton, 39, of Wichita, was securing a bus to a truck on US-50 just west of Stafford when he was struck and killed by a vehicle. 

Authorities have been searching for the driver of the vehicle.

This week, Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County partnered with Stafford County Crime Stoppers to help solve the case, which is being investigated by the Kansas Highway Patrol.

“Our Crime Stoppers organization is proud to assist Stafford County Crime Stoppers in helping solve this case,” said Gordon Bassham, executive director of the Wichita Crime Commission in a press release.

Burton’s employer, Tow Service, Inc., is adding a supplemental reward of $2,500 to the Stafford County Crime Stoppers reward of up to $1,000 to the anonymous tipster who helps solve this crime. That brings the total reward to $3,500.

“The goal is to solve this crime so Mr. Burton’s family can move forward and know the person whose car struck and killed him will be brought to justice,” Stafford County Crime Stoppers board member Glenn Newdigger said.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact Stafford County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-305-1300. Tipsters can also send tips to Crime Stoppers of Wichita Sedgwick County by calling 316-267-2111, by going online at, or by sending a cell phone text message to CRIMES (274637) and beginning their message with TIP217.