Tony Stewart Struck A Driver At A Sprint Car Race Last Night (Graphic Video)
Just woke up to this. Crazy story coming out of Canada
Via ESPN: NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said his department’s investigation is not criminal and that Stewart was “fully cooperative” and appeared “very upset” over what had happened. Povero would not identify the driver, but said he was pronounced dead Saturday night at a hospital in Canandaigua. A video of the crash at Canandaigua Motorsports Park showed driver Kevin Ward Jr., wearing a black helmet and firesuit on a dimly lit track, walking toward Stewart’s car before being hit and hurtled 50 feet. Povero said the driver was pronounced dead Saturday night at a Canandaigua hospital. Stewart was unhurt.
So this is crazy stuff as you can see by the video above. Kevin Ward Jr. jumped out of his vehicle after a wreck and began to move toward Stewart’s car as he came back around the track. Ward was then struck by Stewart’s vehicle and passed away before reaching the hospital. I’m not assigning blame to anyone at this point, but this is scary stuff. No criminal investigation at this time and Stewart still plans to run today’s NASCAR race.
Updates to follow.