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NASCAR driver John Wes Townley shot dead after attacking estranged wife and another male with hatchet

John Wes Townley, a former NASCAR driver, was killed over the weekend in Athens, Georgia.

Townley, 31, got into a dispute with his estranged wife and a man with a hatchet when he showed up at her home.

The other man, Zachary Anderson, 32, of Dunwoody, Georgia shot Townley and in the process also shot and wounded the ex-wife, Laura Townley, 30.


John Wes Townley died after being transported to the hospital, and Laura Townley was seriously injured but is expected to survive.

The investigation is ongoing, including the relationships between all parties involved and where the hatchet came from.

Townley raced for 8 seasons in the NASCAR Xfinity and Truck Series.



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