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Driver Kevin Ward Jr. Dies at Age 20 After Racing Accident with Tony Stewart

In a tragic accident, three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart hit and killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. on Saturday night. Ward was outside his sprint car at the time during a dirt-track race in the Empire Super Sprints series at the Canandaigua (New York) Motorsports Park. Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero confirmed that a driver, whom he did not name, was transported to a nearby hospital. The driver was pronounced dead on arrival, per Prescott Rossi of WROC-TV in Rochester, New York: Povero later confirmed Ward's cause of death on Monday and discussed the possibility of criminal conduct (via Marty Smith of ESPN and Fox Sports NASCAR): The Ontario County Sheriff's Office released this statement: On Satur...

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