Brian Alton Arrested after Fatal Pedestrian Crash near Horse Drive
LAS VEGAS VALLEY, NV (May 3, 2019)– A pedestrian was killed early Friday morning following hit-and-run crash on North El Capitan Way. Authorities withheld the identity of the 65-year-old victim, pending notification of next of kin.
According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the incident happened near Horse Drive, shortly before 5:00 AM. The victim was crossing inside a marked crosswalk when a 2009 Ford F150 struck him.
Emergency responders pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the Ford driver, identified as 26-year-old Brian Alton, did not stop to render aid. Officers later found him in a nearby neighborhood and arrested the hit-and-run driver. He was being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center.
An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the fatal collision. Additional information will be released once it becomes available.
We at Sweet Law Group offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased victim. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this extremely trying time. May he rest in peace.
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