NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed sprints cup driver Kevin Ward Jr on Saturday night during a dirt track race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York and it came after the two drivers got into contact and Stewart spun out Ward, who then got out of his car and tried to confront Stewart on the track, after which he was struck and killed and now Stewart will not race on Sunday in Watkins Glen after the event.
According to ESPN.com, Stewart is cooperating with authorities about what happened and he is also planning on racing at Watkins Glen this Sunday for the Sprint Car race and his manager said things would go as "usual." Stewart was not hurt from the event and the video shows that Ward gets out of his car after being spun out and then gestures towards Stewart on the track. Ward continues yelling and then move out onto the dirt track, leaving a narrow lane for cars to pass and after that he was hit by Stewart's car.
Reports said that Stewart was shaken after the event and that he is cooperating with authorities and Stewart's car was behind another car before hitting Ward. It was unclear whether or not Stewart saw Ward or not and the first car was able to swerve out of the way before the impact. Ward was pronounced dead at a hospital in the area and the 20 year old was knocked into the air slightly on the track and emergency personnel came out onto the track right away.
There are possibly other videos of the crash from fans that the police are looking to collect and one fan from the event said that it looked like Stewart sped up to pass Ward when he hit him. The race was cancelled after what happened and Stewart has been known to drive aggressively, including when he suffered a compound fracture last season in Iowa.