Former NASCAR driver killed in Georgia taking pictures

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A former NASCAR driver was killed and a girl was injured in a taking pictures in Georgia on Saturday, a report stated.

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

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

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

Townley retired from professional racecar driving in 2017.
Townley retired from skilled racecar driving in 2017.
AP Photo/Terry Renna, File

A 32-year-old man who is aware of the ex-racer is suspected in connection to the lethal taking pictures. He has not but been charged.

Townley competed in 76 NASCAR races from 2008 to 2016, primarily within the Truck Series. His sole victory got here in 2015 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, according to Motorsport.com.