The tragic death of NASCAR racer Jimmie Johnson’s family is terrible. It is critical that you remember people who have been affected by this tragedy. Continue reading to find out more about what happened.
Jimmie Johnson’s family is in shock following a severe tragedy. According to accounts, his father and mother-in-law, Jack and Terry Janway, and 11-year-old nephew, Dalton, were killed in a shooting in their Oklahoma home.
According to a Muskogee Police Department report, 911 dispatch received a call at 9:05 p.m. on Monday. Before hanging up, a female voice on the phone indicated that there was a disturbance and that someone had a gun.
Officers responded on the scene and discovered a person lying in the corridor, determining that the victim was deceased. Officers arrived on the scene shortly after hearing another gunshot on the other side of the house.
Officers discovered two more dead after searching the entire residence and concluded that three persons had died in the incident. Jack, 69, Terry, 68, and their 11-year-old grandson, Dalton, were among those killed.
Jimmie’s wife, Chandra Janway’s parents, are Jack and Terry, and Dalton is the couple’s nephew.
The incident is being investigated as a murder-suicide, according to officials. The police also revealed that Terry is being investigated as a suspect, although her motive remains unknown for the time being. It is also unclear
whether Terry phoned the police.
The Muskogee Police Department’s public information officer, Lynn Hamlin, told the reporters, “Yes, I’m able to confirm that is correct information.”
Following the accident, Legacy Motor Club stated that Jimmie will not race the following weekend. “Legacy Motor Club has elected to withdraw the No. 84 Carvana Chevrolet from this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series event in Chicago,” the team said in a tweet.
“The Johnson family has asked for privacy at this time, and no further statements will be made,” the message added.