Ontario County Sheriff: 'No evidence of criminal act' in Ward Jr. death
Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero says that the investigation into the death of Kevin Ward Jr. is ongoing, but right now, there is no evidence of any criminal activity.
The sheriff spoke at a news conference Monday afternoon, saying investigators are seeking expert help in reviewing the videos of the deadly crash, where Ward Jr. walks onto the track after crashing his car.
It appears he is trying to confront Stewart, whose car hits Ward Jr.
Sheriff Povero repeated that there is no evidence of criminal intent or activity in the tragic accident, but that the investigation is still ongoing.
Stewart chose not to race at Watkins Glen on Sunday, saying his â??thoughts and prayersâ?? were with the Ward family.
Earlier Monday, the calling hours and funeral information was released for the 20-year-old man, who had been racing since age 4.