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NASCAR great Jimmie Johnson’s in-laws found shot to death in Oklahoma

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Police in Muskogee, Oklahoma, have confirmed that they are investigating the tragic shooting deaths of three relatives of Jimmie Johnson, the renowned NASCAR champion. The bodies of Jack Janway (69), Terry Janway (68), and their grandson Dalton Janway (11) were discovered at a residence in Muskogee. According to Lynn Hamlin, a spokesperson for the Muskogee police, it is believed that Terry Janway shot and killed her husband and grandson before taking her own life.

The authorities were alerted to the incident when a woman called 911 reporting a disturbance involving a firearm before abruptly hanging up. Upon arriving at the scene, the police found one individual near the front door of the house. Shortly thereafter, they heard a gunshot originating from inside the residence, leading them to discover the other two deceased individuals. Lynn Hamlin has confirmed that the victims were the parents and nephew of Chandra Janway, Jimmie Johnson’s wife.

Following this heartbreaking event, Legacy Motor Club, Johnson’s racing team, announced via Twitter that they would be withdrawing his No. 84 Carvana Chevrolet from the upcoming NASCAR Cup Series event in Chicago. The team further stated that the Johnson family has requested privacy during this time and will not be making any additional statements.

NASCAR expressed its condolences and support to Chandra, Jimmie, and both the Johnson and Janway families in a statement, conveying deep sympathy for the tragic loss. The NASCAR community stands united in offering their heartfelt support during this difficult period.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about NASCAR tragedy

What is the news about Jimmie Johnson’s in-laws in Oklahoma?

Police in Muskogee, Oklahoma, are investigating the shooting deaths of three relatives of NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson. Jack Janway, Terry Janway, and their grandson Dalton Janway were found dead in their home. It is believed that Terry Janway shot her husband and grandson before taking her own life.

How did the authorities discover the incident?

The police were alerted to the incident when a woman called 911 reporting a disturbance involving a firearm before hanging up. Upon arriving at the scene, the police found one individual near the front door of the house and later heard a gunshot from inside, leading them to discover the other two deceased individuals.

How did this tragedy affect Jimmie Johnson’s racing team?

In light of the devastating event, Jimmie Johnson’s racing team, Legacy Motor Club, announced the withdrawal of his No. 84 Carvana Chevrolet from the upcoming NASCAR Cup Series event in Chicago. The Johnson family has requested privacy during this time, and no further statements will be made.

How did NASCAR respond to this tragic news?

NASCAR expressed its deepest support and condolences to Chandra Janway, Jimmie Johnson, and the entire Johnson and Janway families. The NASCAR community stands united in offering heartfelt sympathy and support during this difficult time.

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