NASCAR Legend Jimmie Johnson Breaks Silence Following Death Of Family Members


Jimmie Johnson recently broke the silence following a suspected murder-suicide that claimed the lives of three of his family members.

Police responded on June 26 to the family’s home in Oklahoma following reports claiming someone was seen with a gun. Upon arriving at the scene, cops found one body near the front door just moments before they heard a gunshot somewhere else in the house where two more bodies were ultimately found. According to a press release, Muskogee Police Department identified the victims as Jack, Terry Lynn, and Dalton Janway.

Per Lynn Hamlin, the spokesperson for the police department, Terry Janway was most likely responsible for the tragedy.

Breaking his silence on the matter a month later, Jimmie Johnson posted a statement on Instagram, saying:

“Our family is devastated by the profound loss of (Terry) Lynn, Jack and Dalton Janway. We have been humbled by the outpouring of love and support during this unthinkably sad time and remain grateful for all of your compassion.”


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Johnson has won the NASCAR Cup seven times, making his name very well-known in the world of NASCAR.

Johnson and his bride, Chandra, of nearly twenty years have two beautiful daughters. After hearing the news, Johnson’s team withdrew the No. 84 Caravan Chevrolet from the NASCAR Cup Series event.

NASCAR released a statement on June 27: “We are saddened by the tragic deaths of members of Chandra Johnson’s family. The entire NASCAR family extends its deepest support and condolences during this difficult time to Chandra, Jimmie and the entire Johnson & Janway families.”