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    Tony Stewart runs over and kills driver

    Following the death of an on-foot driver who was struck on the track by Tony Stewart's sprint car Saturday night, Stewart's team spokesman said the driver's camp still was sorting through the "tragic accident."

    Driver Kevin Ward Jr. hit the wall after being spun out by Stewart, got out of his car and walked down the track to show his displeasure and then was struck by Stewart's car, fellow sprint car racer Tyler Graves and witness Adam Dulski told USA TODAY Sports.

    "A tragic accident took place last night during a sprint car race in which Tony Stewart was participating," Mike Arning, a spokesman for NASCAR team Stewart-Haas Racing, which Stewart co-owns, said in a statement. "Tony was unhurt, but a fellow competitor lost his life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. We're still attempting to sort through all the details and we appreciate your understanding during this difficult time."
    Ontario County (N.Y.) Sheriff Philip C. Povero confirmed the driver was pronounced dead on arrival at Thompson Health and that an investigation was ongoing. Stewart was "fully cooperative" and the investigation is not a criminal matter, Povero said.

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    Re: Tony Stewart runs over and kills driver

    That was stupid for Ward to get out of his car and stalk down Stewart, who's a bit of a loose cannon, while Stewart was still in a moving race car. And not a normal race car, but one of those dirt track jobbers that slide around turns. . Do I think Stewart could have done more to miss Ward? Yeah I do. But he certainly wasn't trying to do grievous bodily harm, let alone trying to kill him.
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    Re: Tony Stewart runs over and kills driver

    I wouldn't be surprised if Stewart was trying to buzz him and give him a scare and it obviously went terribly wrong. It's hard to see from the video, but is it possible Stewart buzzed Ward and Ward kicked at the car and got tangled up?




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