Three-time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart has agreed to settle with the parents of Kevin Ward Jr. five weeks before the wrongful death lawsuit over Ward’s death was supposed to go to trial, reports ESPN. Ward died after being hit by Stewart’s car at a race during the Empire Super Sprints race at Canandaigua Speedway…
Tony Stewart isn’t in the clear just yet regarding the death of Kevin Ward Jr., who died of blunt trauma injuries after being struck by Stewart’s car in 2014. Criminal charges against Stewart were dropped two years ago, but Ward Jr.’s parents have since filed a civil lawsuit that they’re fighting to be heard.
The family of Kevin Ward, Jr., the young man killed during last year’s sprint car race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, has filed a lawsuit against NASCAR driver Tony Stewart. Stewart’s car struck and killed Ward during a caution period, as Ward had gotten out of his car during a race.
As the world digested the news that Tony Stewart would not be criminally charged in the incident involving the death of fellow racer Kevin Ward, Jr., the balance of public opinion seemed to shift in the NASCAR star's favor. Ward's family is questioning that now in a heartfelt open letter, and a whole lot more.
A few days after being cleared by a New York grand jury in the August 9 dirt track crash that killed driver Kevin Ward Jr., driver Tony Stewart said he has been so overcome with grief he has been unable to leave his house.
This weekend, Tony Stewart will race for the first time since he killed Kevin Ward Jr. at a sprint car race two weeks ago.