Deputy Sheriff Chris Johnson was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Darroch Road in Lillington at 2:56 p.m.
Deputy Johnson had left Highland Middle School and was on his way to another school when he collided with a tractor-trailer. His patrol vehicle was thrown into multiple vehicles. He died at the scene.
Johnson was with the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office for 16 months and was the Student Resource Officer at Highland Middle School. He previously served with the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office for 16 years and the Dunn Police Department for 9 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.