A 34-year-old Arlington man was arrested Thursday in the hit-and-run wreck that killed a Granbury teen last week.
Clinton Dwayne Sandel was arrested by troopers without incident about noon at Iva’s Flower Shop in Arlington. He faces a charge of failing to stop and render aid with serious bodily injury or death, a second degree felony, jail records show.
Sandel is accused of hitting Craig Blythe Baggett, 19, with his car and fleeing the scene about 10 p.m. on April 13. Baggett was riding his skateboard on the road in the 3400 block of Acton Highway when he was hit. He was found in a ditch by passing motorists who noticed debris on the highway, authorities said.
Baggett was pronounced dead at the scene. Sandel came forward the next day, said Sgt. Dub Gillum, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety.
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Baggett, of Granbury, was described by friends as a “big-hearted, fun classmate with dreams of possibly becoming a therapist,” WFAA-TV reported. He graduated in 2015 from Granbury High School.
Sandel remained in Hood County Jail Friday. No bond amount was listed.