A 31-year-old man died Tuesday after flipping a stolen car while fleeing deputies in Parkland, the Pierce County sheriff’s office said.
The man was identified as Isaia K. Manaea.
The sheriff’s office released this account:
The pursuit started about 2:45 p.m. after deputies from the gang unit in an unmarked car spotted a stolen Saturn sedan and tried to stop the vehicle.
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Instead of pulling over, Manaea sped east on 121st Street East, and deputies lost sight of the car.
Moments later, he ran a stop sign and clipped a vintage Mustang at the intersection of 121st Street East and Golden Given Road, flipping the sedan.
Manaea was pronounced dead at the scene. The 45-year-old driver of the Mustang was taken to the hospital but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
Deputies found $500 worth of counterfeit bills in the stolen sedan and at the scene.
Ed Troyer, the sheriff’s spokesman, said Manaea was a known counterfeiter with several felony convictions for assault, theft, eluding police and drug possession. He was on probation and had warrants out for his arrest.
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