Tony Stewart Speaks Out After Killing Fellow Driver

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August 11, 2014 8:11am PST

Tony Stewart has broken his silence after causing the death of Kevin Ward Jr. on Saturday by running him over with his car at the sprint car race in Canandaigua, New York. Stewart issued the following statement on Sunday:

“There aren’t words to describe the sadness I feel about the accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. It’s a very emotional time for all involved, and it is the reason I’ve decided not to participate in today’s race at Watkins Glen. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and everyone affected by this tragedy.”

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Many believe that Stewart is completely at fault for Ward’s untimely death, though there are no criminal charges pending at this time. Do you believe the statement released by his spokesperson was genuine? Tell us in the comments section!

H/T: MailOnline

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