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New details in the suspect arrested for double fatal hit and run

Posted at 8:10 AM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 08:10:26-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- We're learning more about how state troopers tracked down a man accused in a deadly hit and run.

The victims, Katherine and Ronald Cujas, were hit and killed along State Road 82 on Friday as they were trying to change a tire.

Now we've learned state troopers arrested Courtney Masterson. They say his truck matched the suspect's vehicle description, including the missing hubcap and mirror.

According to new court documents, a tipster led troopers to Masterson, who arrived late at work that morning, saying he had to change a blown out tire on his truck, which had damage on the right front.

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On Saturday, troopers visited Masterson at a construction company, where Masterson explained that he had hit a trailer being towed by a black truck that was stopped on the road, causing the damage to his truck.

Masterson led troopers to the scene of the supposed collision, where troopers found no evidence of a collision.

Troopers inspected his red truck at his home and found evidence consistent with the collision that killed Katherine and Ronald. There also appeared to be DNA evidence on the truck.