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Two pedestrians die in hit-and-run crashes in the metro area.

Two pedestrians died Friday in separate hit-and-run incidents in Brighton and Westminster. One case has a suspect in custody while people in the second incident are searching for the perpetrator.

The Westminster incident happened in the early morning hours Friday, just after midnight, in the area of West 73rd Avenue and Federal Boulevard, police said in a news release. The driver of the vehicle, described as a maroon 2000s Jeep Liberty, fled the scene southbound on Federal. The Jeep sustained heavy front-end damage in the crash.

Anyone with information on the Westminster crash, or on a suspect or the vehicle, is asked to call 303-658-4360, ext. 1, police said.

In Brighton, the hit-and-run crash happened at North 45th Avenue and East 168th Avenue, police said in a 5:49 p.m. Friday tweet.

At 8:05 p.m. police tweeted the crash was fatal and that a suspect was in custody.

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