Chandra Johnson, the wife of NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, has been making headlines and getting a lot of media attention.
However, it is not due to her enthusiastic support for her husband during his races this time.
Instead, the news surrounding her is rather distressing.
Recent updates state that Chandra’s parents and her 11-year-old nephew, Dalton, tragically lost their lives following a shooting in Oklahoma.
According to reports, Chandra’s mother, Terry Janway, shot and killed her husband, Jack Janway, as well as their grandson, Dalton, before committing suicide on June 26, 2023.
This tragic event adds more pain to the Janway family, as they had already suffered the loss of a family member, Jordan, in an unfortunate accident almost a decade ago.
Chandra Janway Siblings: Jordan, Caleb & Marianne
The NASCAR driver‘s wife, Chandra Janway, grew up with three siblings, Jordan, Caleb & Marianne, in a loving household.
Sister: Marianne Janway
According to information available on her Facebook profile, Marianne Janway attended Muskogee High School and pursued her further studies in Carrollton, Texas.
Originally from Oklahoma, she presently resides in Fountain Valley, California.
After receiving the devastating news, Marianna expressed her anguish on Facebook, pleading, “Please tell me this isn’t really happening please god someone.”
Who Are Dalton Janway Parents?
As per the sources, the late Dalton is believed to be Marianne’s son. However, Marianne lost custody of the child due to the newborn testing positive for drugs.
Since then, Dalton had been residing with his grandparents, Terry and Jack, in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
There, he used to attend Sadler Arts Academy as a fifth grader before the tragedy occurred.
Younger Brother: Jordan Janway
Chandra’s younger brother Jordan (December 2, 1986- March 30, 2014) had passed away at 27.
He was a skydiving instructor, having completed over 1000 jumps already at the young age of 27 years old.
Tragically, during a practice maneuver, he collided with another skydiver mid-air, resulting in him losing consciousness and being unable to deploy his parachute.
The Oklahoman native relocated to Chicago for basic training after completing his education at Northeastern State University.
Subsequently, he moved to San Diego and served in the U.S. Naval Special Warfare from 2007 to 2008.
During this time in San Diego, he discovered his passion for skydiving.
Brother: Caleb Janway
Caleb Janway was born on May 20, 1985. Unfortunately, many details regarding Chandra’s brother Caleb Janway are presently unknown.
Chandra Janway Parents & Family Tree
Jimmie’s wife Chandra was born on July 16, 1978, to parents Terry and Jack Janway in Oklahoma.
Jack Janway, a respected chiropractor, was the long-time owner of Janway Chiropractic and Acupuncture, which he had established in 1983 in Muskogee.
He achieved Diplomat status with the International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture.
In addition, he was also a member of the American Chiropractic Association and the Unified Chiropractic Association.
Regarding his education details, Jack completed high school at Muskogee High School in 1972 and graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1983.
The details regarding Chandra’s mother, Terry, are currently under review.
Aside from Dalton, Chandra has another nephew named Seth Robison, but information about him is currently unavailable.