LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said a suspect was in custody after a man was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash in the northwest valley early Friday morning.

Officers were called to the area of North El Capitan Way and Horse Drive, near Skye Canyon and U.S. 95, just before 5 a.m., Las Vegas police Lt. Allan Larson said. 

When police arrived, they found a man who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle at a high rate of speed, according to Larson. Police said the pedestrian was struck while in a marked crosswalk crossing El Capitan by a 2009 Ford F-150. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said they found the vehicle in a nearby neighborhood where the driver was located shortly thereafter.

LVMPD identified the man as Brian Alton, 26, of Las Vegas. Police said Alton showed signs of impairment when he was taken into custody.

The Clark County coroner will release the pedestrian's name and his cause of death after his next of kin have been notified.

Alton was set to appear in court May 4 at 9:00 a.m.

This was Metro Police's second fatal auto-pedestrian accident within six hours and the 41st traffic related fatality in 2019.

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Most likely a drunk driver or an illegal that doesn't know the rules

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