John Wes Townley, the former NASCAR driver was seriously shot on Saturday 2nd of October 2021 night in Georgia as he attacked his ex-wife and another man with a hatchet, according to police.
It happened before the police arrived at the scene that Mr. Townley had arrived at this location and attacked Mr. Anderson and Ms. Townley with a hatchet. Then “Mr. Anderson fired several shots from his gun which struck Mr. Townley and accidentally struck Ms. Townley”, according to the police report.
The former NASCAR driver John Wes Townley, 31, was later pronounced dead at a hospital. While Laura Townley is expected to survive.
The incident happened at a residence in the Five Points neighborhood of Athens on Saturday.
John Wes Townley raced eight seasons and made 186 starts across the NASCAR Xfinity and Truck Series, NASCAR’s lower two national divisions. His victory in the Truck Series at Las Vegas six years ago Sunday was the only national series win of his career.
He drove a car owned by Tony Townley his father, who was a co-founder of the vehicle’s primary sponsor, restaurant chain Zaxby’s.