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Sheriff: Investigation of Stewart crash complete

Source: 
The Kansas City Star
Author: 
Carolyn Thompson - Associated Press
Date: 
Friday, September 12, 2014

Carolyn Thomspon wrote, "Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will find out no later than next week whether authorities will pursue charges in the death of a driver he struck during a sprint car race in upstate New York last month.

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Stewart's car struck and killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. at Canandaigua Motorsports Park during a nighttime race Aug. 9. Ward had climbed out of his car and walked onto the dirt track to confront Stewart after he spun out while the two raced side by side.

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Stewart could be charged with second-degree manslaughter under New York law if prosecutors believe he 'recklessly caused the death of another person,' with negligent homicide another possibility, criminal law professor Corey Rayburn Yung of the University of Kansas School of Law said in the days after the crash."