A grand jury finished hearing Tony Stewart's testimony on his role in the on-track death that killed Sprint Car driver Kevin Ward Jr. (Source:WOIO)
A grand jury finished hearing Tony Stewart's testimony on his role in the on-track death that killed Sprint Car driver Kevin Ward Jr.
Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo announced that Tony Stewart has been cleared by a Grand jury and will not face any charges on the death of Kevin Ward Jr.
Kevin Ward Jr.'s toxicology report showed he had high enough levels of marijuana in his system to impair judgment.
The following is a
statement from Tony Stewart regarding the grand jury's decision.
"This has been the toughest and most emotional
experience of my life, and it will stay with me forever. I'm very grateful for
all the support I've received and continue to receive.
"I respect everything the District Attorney and
Sheriff's Office did to thoroughly investigate this tragic accident. While the
process was long and emotionally difficult, it allowed for all the facts of the
accident to be identified and known.
"While much of the attention has been on me, it's
important to remember a young man lost his life. Kevin Ward Jr.'s family and
friends will always be in my thoughts and prayers."
Ward climbed out of his car while the race was still taking place to confront Stewart when he was struck. The 20-year-old died of blunt force trauma.