“It was quite frightening and disturbing" said Jason DiBiase who witnessed last night's crash.
Witnesses at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park say the crash was like a scene from a horror movie. Around 10:30pm Saturday night, Nascar Champion, Tony Stewart, collided with and killed 20 year old competitor Kevin Ward Junior.
“I could see someone get out of the car and start acting like he was mad at Tony,” said DiBiase. “He went up to the car and started yelling and then all of a sudden with the fencing I couldn't see and he disappeared and then emergency vehicles were looking like there was an urgent situation."
"He got out of his car, and he ran out in the middle of the track,” said witness Josh Vanderwall. “He pointed at Tony, Tony took one more lap around and he stood right there in front of the car and Tony never stopped. That's all she wrote."
Ward was thrown a few yards down the track.. He was pronounced dead at an area hospital around 11:15 pm. Ontario County Sherif Phil Povero says no charges have been filed against Stewart.
“At this time there is no evidence in hand or no facts that would support a criminal charge or support criminal intent on the part of anybody,” said Sheriff Phil Povero.
Stewart was questioned and released by the Ontario County Sheriff's Office on Saturday. Now, law enforcement is asking for the public's help.
"If there are persons hearing or seeing this message that have recorded a video of this crash or have first hand knowledge of this crash, our investigators would like to reach out to you, retrieve this data and conduct interviews to obtain relevant information, exclaimed Sheriff Phil Povero
Despite the rumors that Stewart ran over Ward intentionally, witnesses I spoke with strongly believe it was a tragic accident.
"It's part of the sport. It's part of the risk that you take when you play," Vanderwall said.
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