NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hits driver with car at NY dirt track - FOX Carolina 21

Driver killed after incident with NASCAR star Tony Stewart

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A video posted and then quickly removed from YouTube captured the graphic accident involving NASCAR driver Tony Stewart and sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. in upstate New York.

Stewart and Ward tangled in turn two of the Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Ward's vehicle spins out and impacts the wall.

The video shows Ward exiting his car in frustration and walking down the racetrack trying to get Stewart's attention. Stewart's car hit Ward and he flew several feet before falling to the track and laying motionless while emergency crews rush to his aid.

A hospital spokeswoman told the Associated Press one patient was being treated from Saturday night's crash. She would not give a condition or further details.

Later, sports reporter Prescott Rossi from Rochester, NY attended a news conference in which the local Sheriff announced that Ward had died as a result of his injuries.

A witness who spoke with CBS5 said he felt the crash was intentional and that he believed Stewart should be arrested. Another fan in attendance told CBS5 it appeared Stewart was trying to avoid Ward.

Additional details can be found on CBS5 reporter Adam Longo's Twitter Feed.

The track canceled the remainder of the Empire Super Sprints slate within five minutes.

Pictures after the incident show Stewart's car and the presence of Ontario County Sheriff's Deputies.

Stewart was involved in an accident at the same track in 2013 which caused a 19-year old driver to suffer a compression fracture in her back.

The Ontario County Sheriff's Department says its officers are at the track investigating.

Calls to Stewart's representatives were not immediately returned.

Copyright 2014 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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