On Saturday, many people got a piece of very heartbreaking news. So, former NASCAR driver John Wes Townley has died on 2nd October 2021. The news broke many people all around the world and there are several people searching for accurate news. The driver was 31 years old and was a Watkinsville native. He lost his life in a domestic violence shooting.
Talking about the official statement of the police then they said a double shooting was reported in the 200 block of Morton Avenue in Athens Five Points, Georgia. In the incident, Townley got several serious injuries and later he has succumbed to his injuries in a hospital.
Who Was John Wes Townley?
Not only this but another 30-year-old woman got injured in the incident but the identity of the woman has not been disclosed yet. Currently, it is believed that the woman is undergoing treatment as her injuries are also serious. After the incident comes in front of everyone, many people speculating that might be she is Townley’s estranged wife Laura Bird.
There is no official confirmation available yet. Meanwhile, the tragic death of Townley already breaks many people and gives a very deep feeling of sorrow. Many people mourned after knowing this heart-wrenching news.
Let us also tell you that the NASCAR community also mourned on social media after heard about this loss. Along with it, Bubba Wallace also took to social media to express his feelings. Talking about the incident, the prime suspect in the incident is a 32 years old man from Dunwoody who was reportedly well-known Townley and the woman as well.
Former NASCAR Driver John Wes Townley Killed in Athens
His identity has not been revealed yet. At present, no charges have been filed against him yet, though the police are in touch with the man. The injured woman and the 32-year-old suspect lived in the house where the incident took place.
The speculations stated that Townley had entered the house on the night of 2nd October 2021, armed with an ax. Unfortunately, he might be shot by the Dunwoody man, and in their mayhem, the woman was also struck by gunfire, accidentally. So, the complete truth has not been revealed yet but we will update all the information when we get any detail.
The police are yet to share further details on the demise of John Wes Townley. So, he was a rising star in NASCAR in the late 2000s. With the help of family funding, he got a full-season Xfinity Series ride at the age of 19. Recently, he lost his life in an incident and many people are shocked to hear about this tragic loss.