43 year-old NASCAR driver Tony Stewart killed Kevin Ward, Jr. last night at a racetrack in Canandaiqua, New York.
Ward was involved in a wreck and when he left his car he was struck by Stewart on the track.
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From the video: On August 9, 2014, there was a serious crash at Canandaigua, New York Motorsports Park, a dirt track. Tony Stewart struck fellow driver, 20-year-old Kevin Ward, Jr. His website (kevinwardracing.com) indicates he is 17, but has not been updated in some time. He was in his fifth season with the Empire Super Sprints circuit. Stewart is a very successful 43-year-old NASCAR driver and was supposed to participate in a race at Watkins Glen on ESPN the following day at noon.
A hospital spokeswoman said Ward was hospitalized with “life-threatening injuries” following a “serious accident.” They later confirmed Ward died. Police were speaking to his parents as of early Sunday morning.
Tony Stewart will not race on Sunday.