The sheriff investigating the death of a race car driver in New York state said on Monday that while no criminal charges are pending against NASCAR star Tony Stewart “all options” are open and that authorities are seeking any additional video of the incident. Driver Kevin Ward Jr., 20, was struck and killed by the car driven by Stewart on Saturday night on a dirt track during a low-stakes race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, about 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Rochester, New York. Stewart, 43, is one of the biggest stars in U.S. auto racing. Asked whether he expected charges against Stewart, Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said in an interview on CNN that he would “not speculate on that at this time” and that “there’s much work to be done before we can come to any conclusions.” Some video of the incident has surfaced, but Povero said: “We are basically trying to see if there are any other video recordings that may have been made on Saturday night that could help us in the analysis of this crash.” Asked whether the death was an accident or a deliberate act, Povero said “accurate data from video” would help investigators “clearly isolate what happened.” Stewart’s car appeared to have clipped Ward’s car and caused it to spin out of the race, video of the incident posted online showed.
Source: Yahoo News