Fort Worth man arrested in fatal hit-and-run crash

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A 44-year-old Fort Worth man has been arrested in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of a pedestrian Saturday.

James Standerfer faces a charge of failure to stop and render aid at an accident involving injury or death.

An anonymous tipster notified Fort Worth police Wednesday evening that a Jaguar fitting the description of the one involved in the fatal hit-and-run wreck that killed 63-year-old Douglas Tunnell could be found at a specific address.

Tunnell died one day after being struck by a southbound Jaguar as he walked across 3100 Alta Mere Drive.

Debris recovered at the scene indicated the vehicle involved was a 2000 to 2003 silver Jaguar S type 4-door sedan. the car would have sustained damage to the right front corner, including the right side outside mirror, police said.

Officers went to the address provided by the tipster, where they found the Jaguar in question parked in the driveway.

Police obtained a search warrant and seized the car.

“At the same time a lead was developed which led to the arrest of the owner of the vehicle,” Fort Worth police said Thursday in a press release about the arrest.

He was being booked into the Mansfield jail Thursday morning with bail set at $50,000.

Deanna Boyd, 817-390-7655 Twitter: @deannaboyd

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