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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Martin County Sheriffs’ deputy had to be airlifted to a hospital Friday afternoon, following a head-on collision with a suspect who fled Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies.

The suspect was identified by police as 35-year-old Juan Carlos Carmenate Jr.

PBSO said the pursuit started in Lake Worth and ended in Martin County when the Carmenate’s vehicle collided with the MCSO deputy.

Police said the suspect was driving a stolen vehicle and had fired at MCSO deputies.

MCSD Detective Jason Flemming was treated and released from a hospital after being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Carmenate is facing serious charges.

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