UPDATE: Names Released of Men Killed in Stolen Vehicle Crash
ST. CLOUD -- Authorities have released the names of the two men who died in a crash involving a stolen vehicle Tuesday morning.
The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office says the men have been identified as 42-year-old David Isaacs of St. Cloud and 46-year-old James Parkos of Sauk Rapids.
The incident started in St. Cloud around 1:15 a.m. Officers met a 46-year-old man from St. Cloud who was walking near Minnesota Blvd and 20th Avenue Southeast after his vehicle was stolen.
The man was working as a Lyft driver at the time of the incident. Authorities say the victim picked up two men in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue Southeast, driving around for a short time, eventually ending up in the 2300 block of Minnesota Boulevard Southeast.
When in that area, authorities say one of the two men reached up over the seat, grabbing the steering wheel. The driver pulled over, at which point the suspect grabbed him again, and threatened to kill him.
The driver got out of the car and was chased by one of the two passengers for a short while before they stole his car.
A Sherburne County Deputy, parked along County Road 8 clocked the vehicle at 112 mph as it drove by him. The deputy tried to catch up to the car, however, eventually found wreckage near the intersection of County Road 8 and 38th Avenue.
Police say Parkos was pronounced dead at the scene, while Isaacs was taken to St. Cloud Hospital where he later died.
The investigation remains ongoing.