Former NASCAR Truck Series driver John Wes Townley was shot and killed, and now new information has surfaced regarding his tragic passing. We must warn you that there is a big trigger warning ahead.
Police told TMZ that Townley attacked his ex-wife and another man with a hatchet just before he was shot to death. He allegedly showed up to his ex’s home in Athens, Georgia on October 2nd and then “snapped.”
In the docs, cops say Townley got to the home and attacked his ex, Laura Townley, and another man, Zachary Anderson, with a hatchet.
The police documents say that Anderson shot John during the altercation. The bullet hit her accidentally after striking the former NASCAR driver.
John was reportedly “shot through the chest” and he later died from the wound at a local hospital. Police also added that Laura was hit in the abdomen. She is still hospitalized, but expected to survive.
The couple recently finalized their divorce prior to this terrible incident. As of this writing a police investigation is still ongoing.
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