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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.

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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.

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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.

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Carmenate is facing serious charges.