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NASCAR Star Tony Stewart Accidentally Kills Fellow Racer Kevin Ward Jr. In Tragic Track Accident WATCH The Shocking Video

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NASCAR champion Tony Stewart accidentally struck and killed fellow auto racer Kevin Ward Jr. on Saturday night- and the horrific tragedy was caught on tape.

In the shocking fan video taken at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York, the 20-year-old exits his #13 vehicle after Stewart, #14, swipes him.

A seemingly angry Ward walks around the track as the 43-year-old completes another lap and suddenly strikes him.

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Viewers began screaming in horror after Stewart’s vehicle drags Ward’s body.

“Tony Stewart hit that guy!” a man shouts.

Ward was later declared dead at a local hospital.

In the aftermath of the tragedy, Stewart has bowed out of a NASCAR race  on Sunday.

“There aren’t words to describe the sadness I feel about the accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr.,” Stewart said in a statement on August 10. “It’s a very emotional time for all involved…My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and everyone affected by this tragedy.”

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Ontario County Sheriff Philip C. Povero announced that there are no criminal charges pending, confirming the incident to simply be a tragic accident.

To see the incident, watch the video below. Viewer discretion is advised.

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