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Kevin Ward Jr. Dies After Getting Struck By Tony Stewart During Race Confrontation

 
Posted August 10th, 2014 @ 8:21am

Kevin Ward Jr. died from injuries suffered during a sprint car race in New York.  Ward was twenty years old.

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart was involved in a crash that took out Ward's car.  After the wreck, Ward got out of his car and confronted Stewart.

Stewart's car struck Ward.

Ward was pronounced dead at the hospital.

There is video below.  It is pretty graphic and disturbing.  Viewer discretion is advised.  If it gets taken down, Deadspin has another clip.

Law enforcement is looking into the incident.  Stewart is cooperating with police.

Earlier, Stewart planned on racing in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen.  But, now Stewart and his team have decided against it.  Regan Smith will race in Stewart's place.

 

 

WARNING:  GRAPHIC IMAGES

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