The investigation into the fatal race track crash at Canandaigua Motorsports Park that killed driver Kevin Ward, Jr. could take two weeks or more, the Ontario County, New York sheriff told reporters this afternoon.
At this time no charges are pending against driver Tony Stewart, whose sprint car struck Ward as Ward approached it on track during the race following a crash.
Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero said the investigation is ongoing, and his deputies continue to seek witnesses, gather evidence and develop a reconstruction of the crash. He promised "a thorough review of all relevant facts involving this tragic crash."
When the investigation is complete deputies will meet with the local district attorney, and Povero said more information may be released then.
In other words, not much of an update today. It's an investigation. These things take time. The wise thing to do is to not speculate or jump to conclusions until all the facts are in.
Povero added, "our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the family of Kevin Ward Jr."
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