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Tony Stewart Hits & Kills Racecar Driver

by JT

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a fellow racer who was walking on the dirt track during a caution in a sprint car race on Saturday night at Canandaigua Motorsports Park .

The driver struck was was 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. and the belowvideo of the incident shows Ward climbing out of his car and then walking down the dirt track. He was pointing his finger in the direction of Stewart and apparently yelling at him to express his displeasure.

Stewart's car and the vehicle of another competitor traveling in tandem approached Ward. The first car swerved to avoid hitting him, but Stewart's vehicle struck Ward and dragged him briefly on the track before he came to rest. Track medical staff immediately attended to him before he was transported to the hospital.