2 Men in Fatal Crash Involving Stolen Lyft Vehicle Identified

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November 14, 2018 02:52 PM

The two men who authorities said stole a vehicle from a Lyft driver in St. Cloud Tuesday and then died thereafter in a crash have been identified.

According to the St. Cloud Police Department, 42-year-old David Isaacs, of St. Cloud, and 46-year-old James Parkos, of Sauk Rapids, were reported to have died following the crash.


Isaacs was identified as the driver and Parkos was identified as the passenger.

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Authorities responded to a report of a stolen vehicle along the 2300 block of Minnesota Boulevard Southeast at about 1:12 a.m. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the Lyft driver, who said he was in the area responding to a ride request.

When the Lyft driver picked up Isaacs and Parkos, police said, one of the two in the backseat reach up and grabbed the steering wheel, causing the driver to swerve.

The Lyft driver pulled over, at which point, one of the men grabbed him by the shirt and seatbelt, threatening to kill him.

The driver managed to get out of the vehicle and called police as the two men took off at a high rate of speed.

A Sherburne County deputy noticed the vehicle traveling at 112 mph and began pursuing it. Upon approaching a curve in the road, the deputy saw the vehicle had crashed near the intersection of County Road 8 and 38th Avenue.

Authorities said Parkos had been ejected from the vehicle in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. Isaacs was taken to St. Cloud Hospital where he later died.

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