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.
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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