Tony Stewart Accidentally Kills Kevin Ward Jr. in NASCAR Accident; Investigation Underway

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NASCAR star Tony Stewart is under police investigation after taking the life of fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. in a horrific accident yesterday during the Empire Super Sprints series event in Canandaigua, New York.

Ward was 20 years old.

His vehicle had crashed into an outside wall after being clipped by another driver (believed to be Stewart). Ward proceeded to exit his car walk on to the track to confront Stewart.

In the following video, you can see Ward pointing his finger and yelling, as one car swerves to avoid him and then Stewart's No. 14 plows into him.

Ward was taken to the hospital and died of the injuries sustained in the crash.

Stewart dropped out today's NASCAR Sprint Cup race in response to the tragedy, saying via statement:

"There aren't words to describe the sadness I feel about the accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. It's a very emotional time for all involved, and it is the reason I've decided not to participate in today's race at Watkins Glen. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and everyone affected by this tragedy."

Ward's family also released a statement Sunday afternoon.

"We appreciate the prayers and support we are receiving from the community, but we need time to grieve and wrap our heads around all of this," they said.

Paul Walker
Paul Walker died in a car accident on November 30, 2013. He left behind a daughter and a burgeoning film career.

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Ken-69

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...............he killed a kid.

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I seen the video and I don't think tony meant to hit the guy. The guy was hit by the side of the car. 2) the boy walked out onto the track right in front of cars 3) tony was behind the car that missed him by swerving. I believe tony was too close behind. ..just didn't have enough time to see why the car (that was blocking tonys view) swerved to miss the boy. I don't think tony meant to run him over and I HATE car racing. Dumb sport

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Maybe the sanctioning body of racing will wake up and smell the coffee when they lock this guy up with Jodi Arias. No excuses for reckless vehicular homicide even if there was a "waiver."

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