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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas Metropolitan police said a man died after being fatally struck by a car in the northeast valley early Sunday morning.

According to police, officers were called to the area of East Cheyenne Avenue and Queen Street, near North Las Vegas Boulevard, just before 3 a.m.

The driver of a 2006 Infiniti, identified by police as 38-year-old Luis Diaz, was headed east on Cheyenne towards Queen Street when he struck a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, 56-year-old Ricky Lynn Price, died at the scene, police said. The man was identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office on Wednesday. 

The driver of the sedan stayed at the scene and cooperated with officers. Impairment was not considered a factor in the collision.

Traffic on Cheyenne was shut down between Pecos Road and North Las Vegas Boulevard, according to police. Motorists were asked to avoid the area while officers as they investigated.

Price was outside the crosswalk when he was hit, police said.

This was the 125th traffic-related fatality for Metro in 2018.

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