– No charges brought after NASCAR champ hits, kills competitor (SHOCKING VIDEO) (RT, Aug 11, 2014):
Famous NASCAR champion Tony Stewart has not faced any criminal charges after hitting and killing a young driver who confronted him on foot at a dirt-track race in Canandaigua, New York, on Saturday.
Stewart, 43, on Sunday pulled out of the race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Watkins Glen following a strong Twitter reaction, criticizing him for going about “business as usual” after the lethal race incident.
The incident occurred on Saturday when Stewart ran over Kevin Ward Jr., 20, who got out of the car and stepped in the middle of the track after his car was clipped by Stewart and spun out of control.
The young racer appeared angry and was vigorously gesturing, seemingly oblivious of the fact that cars were flying by at high speed. Onlookers gasped as Stewart’s car then knocked Ward over and sent him hurling some 50 feet across the track.
WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO
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Ward was transported to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.