The Ontario County Sheriff's Office said it had completed its
investigation of the incident in which Stewart's car struck and
killed Kevin Ward Jr. on Aug. 9 during a race at the Canandaigua
Stewart and Ward bumped cars during the race, and the collision
sent Ward into an outside retaining wall. During the ensuing
caution period, Ward, 20 jumped out of his car in an apparent
attempt to confront the 43-year-old Stewart, who remained in the
When Stewart came around on the next lap, his car appeared to
fishtail, striking Ward and throwing him some 50 feet.
Sheriff Philip Povero said previously there were no facts that
supported charging Stewart but that he would conduct a thorough
The investigation included a forensic enhancement of video taken
of the accident, the sheriff's office said on Thursday.
Stewart has called it one of the toughest tragedies he has ever
had to deal with, and "something that will definitely affect my
(Reporting by Matthew Liptak; Editing by Peter Cooney)
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