On the 2nd of October 2021 Former NASCAR driver John Townley was murdered near the Five Points Arena in Athens, Georgia. The reports indicate that the murder was part of a double-murder case which left a woman aged 30 injured as well.
The Athens-Clarke Police Department responded to the incident. The two victims were taken to an area hospital as quickly as they could, as per the police. The ex-racer unfortunately passed away due to his gunshot wounds, and the woman was in critical condition.
According the Athens-Clarke County Police Department spokesman , Lt. Shaun Barnett, the investigation is still in its initial phases , however officials are contemplating the possibility of linking the murder to a domestic dispute.
According to an official source in law enforcement authorities are looking at the 32-year-old Dunwoody man to be the shooter, however no formal charges have been made against the suspect. The suspect is believed to be acquainted with the victim.
The death of his friend has shocked fans, considering he was just 31 in the year of his death. He is married to Laura Bird Townley.
Laura Bird Townley Townley’s husband John Townley. Laura Bird Townley
Florence South Carolina-based nurse Lizzy Bird Townley, a nurse from South Carolina is a veteran practitioner who’s worked in a variety of states and cities across the United States. Townley gained acclaim after she beginning to date an ex- NASCAR driver.
Laura graduated from The King’s Academy and later earned her bachelor’s degree nursing at Augusta University. Laura is an registered nurse in the Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center at present.
Three years after being together, Laura and John were married at the time of John’s premature death at the hands of the Georgia shooting took place. The couple reportedly met on an app for dating and struck the mark immediately after the couple had a meal at an area Mexican restaurant.
The couple was engaged in 2016 and then decided to wed in 2018 according to reports. With family members and close friends, they made their vows during an intimate wedding ceremony. It’s not clear whether they have any children with each other.
John Wes Townley Biography
The American stock car racer, John Wes Townley was the son of Tony Townley, one of Zaxby’s restaurant chain’s co-founders.
Kyle Busch began his racing career with the American Speed Association before making his NASCAR debut in 2008, racing for three races with RAB Racing. He raced for eight years but was often involved in incidents on track throughout his racing career.
With a top finishing of 13th in Xfinity Series, 76 starts with a top ten finish and a top place of 8th on the Truck Series standings, Wren Wilson was a skilled driver. In the same year the driver took home his first and sole national series victory on the track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
He finished the season by winning two times at the ARCA Menards Series at Daytona International Speedway. The 31-year old retired from racing in the year 2017. An investigation of what happened in the Georgia incident is going on.