Tony Stewart will not be indicted by an Ontario County (NY) grand jury in the death of Kevin Ward, Jr. Stewart’s vehicle struck Ward after Ward exited his own vehicle on the track and walked toward the middle of the race track at Canandaigua Motor Speedway on August 9, 2014.
BREAKING: Grand jury decides Tony Stewart will not be charged in death of Kevin Ward Jr. pic.twitter.com/Ccz6WnfDO1
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The full statement from the Ontario County District Attorney can be seen here.
The grand jury ultimately absolved Stewart, although the specifics of the case are likely to be debated by racing observers for many years to come.
With potential criminal charges no longer hanging over the three-time Sprint Cup champion’s head, he will now focus on finishing the 2014 season.