A suspect is killed as he attempts to flee from Wayne County authorities. The situation unfolded Sunday evening as a Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to serve outstanding warrants out of Johnston County on a suspect, 53-year-old Donnie Butts, Jr. The deputy had attempted to pull Butts over, however Butts fled in a pickup truck. During the chase, the suspect managed to strike the deputy’s vehicle and disable it. A second deputy took over the pursuit at that time. Eventually, Butts’ pickup ran off the road and collided with a semi-tractor that was parked in a yard on Central Heights Road near E. New Hope Road. Butts died at the scene. At the time, the deputy-in-pursuit says the pickup truck was traveling at approximately 65 mph. The accident is being investigated by the State Highway Patrol as well as the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.