Chase ends in Wake County; deputy hurt, suspect escapes

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A two-county chase of a stolen car ended in a crash.

The Highway Patrol said the chase started in Johnston County and ended in Wake County.

Troopers said it all started in Clayton, when a man driving a stolen vehicle sped away on US 70.

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Eventually, he didn't make the curve at Whitfield Road and Rock Quarry Road and went airborne and sailed into the woods.

The driver jumped out and ran.

A wake county sheriff's deputy was tracking the man with a dog when the dog pulled her into a downed tree.

A branch went into her ear and neck. Deputy Maria Fuentes was taken to WakeMed with serious injuries, but is expected to recover.

Deputy Maria Fuentes and Santos.

Her dog Santos is okay.

Authorities are still searching for the driver.

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