Race car driver hit and killed

Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
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NEW YORK (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Tony Stewart did not take part in the Nascar race at Watkins Glen Sunday.

He withdrew before the start of the race, hours after killing a dirt track racer during an event in upstate New York.

The three-time champion struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr., who had climbed from his car and was on the dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race.

Video of the incident shows Ward walking from his crashed car, gesturing at Stewart's passing car when he was struck.

Criminal charges have not been ruled out, but investigators don't have any evidence at this point in the investigation to support criminal intent.

 The 43-year-old Stewart released a statement Sunday that read in part... "There aren't words to describe the sadness I feel about the accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr."



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October 22, 2014 07:13 GMT

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