Onslow County detention officer killed in weekend vehicle crash

ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – An Eastern Carolina sheriff’s office is mourning the loss of one of their officers who was killed in a vehicle crash.

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office says Detention Officer Tyler Johnson had only been with them since January 2nd.

Troopers say the two-vehicle crash happened around 3:40 p.m. Saturday on Comfort Road outside of Richlands.

The Highway Patrol said Johnson’s vehicle was hit head-on by another vehicle that crossed the center line, driven by Amanda Vanbuskirk. The 38-year-old woman is facing charges in the crash, according to troopers.

Johnson’s funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home in Richlands.