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Kevin Ward Jr. Dead at 20 After Being Hit by Racer Tony Stewart

Kevin Ward Jr. Dead at 20 After Being Hit by Racer Tony Stewart

Kevin Ward Jr. has died after being hit by race car driver Tony Stewart during a dirt track race event on Saturday evening (August 9) in Canandaigua, N.Y.

While racing in his car, the 20-year-old driver was hit by Tony‘s car during the race and he spun out of control.

Kevin then decided to get out of the car and ran towards Tony‘s car as he made the next lap around the track. He was clipped by the car and dragged under it for several yards.

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Kevin was declared dead upon arrival at the hospital, which was 45 minutes after the accident happened.

Mr. Stewart has cooperated with the investigation, which is ongoing,” the release stated. “He is very upset and confirmed his continuing cooperation.”

An eyewitness detailed the tragic crash after it happened and told of a horrible scene that he saw. Video also surfaced from the accident.

We send out our thoughts and condolences to Kevin‘s family during this time.

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    The video is now unavailable. Is there another one?