The family took to Facebook to publicly shame the driver
The investigation in the weird death of Kevin Ward Jr. is still ongoing, but the driver's family is not pleased with the fact that Tony Stewart isn't behind bars at the moment. The NASCAR driver hit Ward with his car on the New York Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Saturday in a weird accident and now the dead driver’ family is lashing out.Ward's aunt who seemed to be hit hard by the news that her nephew had passed, took to her Facebook page to publicly bash Stewart with some very harsh words, “Thanks for thinking of our family [Tony] Stewart when you decided to be a [expletive]!”
The aunt goes on to remember Ward as being “one of a kind, a true race car driver, a [expletive] head and a sweetie all in one, a young man who will be truly missed by many!”
The investigation in the case is still ongoing, the only evidence being a video shot by a fan in the stands which captures the moment Ward exited his vehicle and stepped onto the race track, weaving between cars and pointing a menacing finger at Stewart.
Ward was mad because Stewart's vehicle had caused him to spin out of the race. When Stewart came around to pass the driver, his car swiped the 20-year-old as it fishtailed onto the dirt track. Ward was later declared dead at the hospital, succumbing due to his wounds.
The Ontario County Sherriff Department has meanwhile not reached a conclusion in the investigation and is at the moment trying to uncover if Steward had any ill intentions in causing the accident.
Chuck Miller, Empire Super Sprints race director told the press that there was “no history with these two drivers” and that the exchange between the two of them is only natural taking into consideration the “competitive nature of the game and the drivers around it.”
For his part, Stewart has been very apologetic and pulled out of the race on Sunday. He later issued a statement which read: “There aren’t words to describe the sadness I feel about the accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and everyone affected by this tragedy.”
His family doesn't seem to have reacted well to his words.