It’s official! Tony Stewart has been cleared by the Grand Jury in New York State in the death of Kevin Ward Jr. Ward Jr. was killed at Canandaigua Motorsports Park when he was struck by a dirt track car driven by Tony Stewart. The race not related to any NASCAR event and the main sponsor which is Sprint. When news broke that the case was being forwarded to the Grand Jury last week Stewart stated he would cooperate in any way needed.
“I respect the time and effort spent by both the Ontario County District Attorney and the Sheriff’s Office in investigating this tragic accident. I look forward to this process being completed and I will continue to provide my full cooperation,” Stewart said in the statement.
Kevin Ward Jr. was killed during a dirt track race on August 9, 2014 when a car driven by Stewart struck and killed him. Ward climbed out of his car following an on track incident with Stewart in which ended with Ward’s car wrecking into the wall. Ward then exited his car to confront Stewart as cars zipped past.
Ward was struck by Stewart’s car and killed. He died as a result of blunt force trauma.