Tony Stewart Will Not Be Charged for Death of Kevin Ward Jr.

Tony Stewart

Following Saturday’s incident in which NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart ran into a fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr, who was walking on the track during a sprint-car race after the two were involved in an accident, ¬†authorities¬†have announced that Stewart will not be charged with any criminal activity.

This all follows the eventual death of the 20-year-old Ward who was struck by the back right wheel of Stewart’s sprint-car at a Northern New York dirt track. Ward exited his damaged vehicle and in a raged attempt to confront Stewart for causing his accident, he was run into.

In the aftermath the Ontario County police ran in investigation and have found that Stewart is not at fault. Also Stewart pulled himself from Sunday’s action at the Watkins Glen road course and released an emotional statement on the tragedy.

There is no word yet on if there will be any sort of action from NASCAR or when Stewart will return to the track.

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