Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Investigation into death of Kevin Ward Jr. expected to last at least two weeks

                                                               Credit: Charlotte Bray for Skirts and Scuffs  

According to the Ontario County Office of Sheriff, the investigation into the death of Kevin Ward Jr. is ongoing and is expected to continue for at least another two weeks. The information was released in a media statement at 4 p.m. today (August 12). The Sheriff's Department did not take any questions.

The statement also mentioned that details or findings would not be released to the media at this time. However, when the investigation is completed, the Sheriff's Office will meet with members of the Ontario County District Attorney's Office to discuss the investigation into the crash that happened last Saturday at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. More information relating to any determinations would be released at that time.

At press time, there was no word from Stewart-Haas Racing whether Tony Stewart will race Sunday at the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. Stewart has cancelled a scheduled start at another sprint car race set for this Saturday at Plymouth Speedway in Indiana.

Last weekend, NASCAR Nationwide driver Regan Smith drove the No. 14 car when Stewart decided not to race in the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen just hours after the incident at Canandaigua.