A former NASCAR driver was killed and a lady was injured in a capturing in Georgia on Saturday, a report stated. 

John Wes Townley, 31, who retired from racing professionally in 2017, was mortally wounded within the Athens capturing that police consider was associated to home violence, the Athens Banner-Herald reported. 

The unidentified 30-year-old girl was hospitalized with critical accidents. 

John Wes Townley stands on pit road before a NASCAR Nationwide series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., in 2014. 

John Wes Townley stands on pit street earlier than a NASCAR Nationwide sequence auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., in 2014. 
(AP)

It was unclear what, if any, sort of relationship existed between Townley and the lady.