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NASCAR's Tony Stewart Runs Over & Kills Kevin Ward Jr.

NASCAR's Tony Stewart Runs Over & Kills Kevin Ward Jr.

In a crazy story that is currently developing, it appears that NASCAR driver Tony Stewart (pictured left) ran over fellow racer Kevin Ward Jr. after an altercation during a dirt-track event at the Canandaigua Speedway on Saturday (August 9) in Canandaigua, N.Y.

According to eyewitnesses, the 43-year-old driver hit Kevin‘s car and it spun out of control.

Kevin then got out of the car and when Tony was making his next lap around the track, he slammed into Kevin who was angrily rushing towards the car. People in the stands say that he flew more than 25 feet from the scene.

“People (who could see it better) said the guy got out of his car and was gesturing angrily at Tony Stewart when Tony Stewart came by during the next lap under yellow,” an eyewitness told The Sporting News. “He approached him and evidently when he was driving by the guy standing on the track gesturing at him, he gunned his engine. What happened was the back end kicked out and clipped the guy and the guy flew across the track.”

Police have confirmed that they are investigating the incident and no further details have been revealed yet. The race track updated its Facebook page after the incident saying that “Tonight’s racing events were suspended due to an accident. Please hold off on any speculation until we have further information to share.”

Tony is currently scheduled to be racing during the 2014 Cheez-It 355 in Watkins Glen on Sunday (August 10).

UPDATE: Read an eyewitness account from a sprint car driver at the scene

SECOND UPDATE: It has been confirmed that Kevin tragically died in the crash

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