NASCAR star Tony Stewart will not face criminal charges resulting from the death of Kevin Ward Jr., who was struck and killed by Stewart in a race this summer.
A grand jury investigating the case decided earlier today to close the potential case against Stewart, citing no evidence of legal wrongdoing on his part.
On the night of his death, Kevin Ward Jr. was killed by Stewart's car, a tragedy by any measure, but one that many felt also may have been a criminal act.
Ward got out of his car and aggressively moved toward Stewart's vehicle, which hit him seconds later and was seen in a video that shocked the sports world.
There was suspicion after the accident that Stewart was angry with Ward Jr. over an incident earlier in the race and may have intentionally swerved into him.
He denied this, and apparently the grand jury agreed, determining that it was nothing more than an accident and declining to pursue a case against him.