Tony StewartProsecutors announced Wednesday that a grand jury will not bring charges against Tony Stewart in the death of Kevin Ward Jr. which took place on August 9 in upstate New York.

Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said the victim, Kevin Ward Jr., was under the influence of marijuana the night he was killed “enough to impair judgment.” Tantillo also said two videos examined by investigators showed “no aberrational driving by Tony Stewart.”

“This has been the toughest and most emotional experience of my life, and it will stay with me forever,” Stewart said in a prepared statement. “While much of the attention has been on me, it’s important to remember a young man lost his life. Kevin Ward Jr.’s family and friends will always be in my thoughts and prayers.”

There was a clear divide among those in the racing world when the event took place last month. There were many that believed Stewart steered towards Ward Jr. in an attempt to ‘scare’ the young kid and then hit him. However, others like myself believed it was a terrible accident that took place on a dimly lit track at night with Ward Jr. walking towards cars moving pretty fast.

Tony Stewart will have to live with this event for the rest of his life. What are your thoughts on the grand jury decision?

 

 

By Kelvin Hunt

Kelvin is a father and former collegiate baseball player with a degree in physical education from UNC-Pembroke. He's an avid MMA fan that has been writing about the sport since 2008 through various outlets. His favorite fighter is Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira due to the heart he has displayed throughout his legendary MMA career. In his spare time (there is none with three kids), he likes to work out and also likes to follow college football recruiting. You can email him at kelvinhunt@hotmail.com and you can follow him on twitter at @KelvinHuntMMA

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