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Tony Stewart Manslaughter Charges in Kevin Ward Jr Death? Emotional Murder Investigation Cries

By Staff
Aug 10, 2014
Kevin Ward on the track before Tony Stewart hit him with his race car.

Will race car driver Tony Stewart face manslaughter charges in the death of Kevin Ward Jr? Could he even face a stronger murder charge from prosecutors in New York, where the death took place?

Both men are race car drivers and Stewart and Ward were both participating in a race last night at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in NY when a crash occurred where Stewart's number 14 car hit Ward's number 13 car forcing Kevin out of the race.

After the crash, Ward, 20, seemed uninjured, but got out of his car and began to walk on the track, looking to find Stewart and confront him over the initial crash.

That was a deadly decision as Stewart struck Ward with his car, sending the younger driver to his death on the dirt track.

Now many are calling for manslaughter or murder charges against Stewart after watching the videos that are now online, but those may only be emotional cries for manslaughter or murder charges because local law enforcement is not investigating the death as a crime.

Local Sheriff Philip Povero said that his department is investigating - but said the investigation is not criminal.

The lawman added that Stewart was "fully cooperative" and appeared "very upset" over what had happened.

Tony Stewart has released a statement:

"There aren’t words to describe the sadness I feel about the accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. It’s a very emotional time for all involved, and it is the reason I’ve decided not to participate in today’s race at WGI. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and everyone affected by this tragedy.”

Watch the video below of the accident - it is RAW footage and disturbing once Tony Stewart's car collides with Kevin Ward Jr's body.

Should police be gathering evidence and looking to charge Tony with a crime or is this just an unfortunate accident?

Ward could have been mimicking Stewart - he once stormed the track and the his helmet at Matt Kenseth's car.

Thankfully, that driver didn't run over Tony.

Related - Tony Stewart Girlfriend, Family and Friends - Support After 2014 Fatal Crash

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