Warning: Video is disturbing
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — A investigation is underway after NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed a fellow driver Saturday night.
The incident happened during a sprint car race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.
Reports indicate driver Kevin Ward Jr. was spun out by a car driven by Stewart.
Video posted to YouTube showed Ward Jr. get out of his car and walk toward the middle of the track.
A car driven by Stewart hit Ward Jr. and threw him down the track.
The sheriff in the area where the incident happened told reporters the driver (Ward Jr.) was dead on arrival at the hospital.
He also said Stewart was very upset and was cooperating.
Stewart’s spokesman said they are trying to sort out the details.
“A tragic accident took place last night during a sprint car race in which Tony Stewart was participating,” Mike Arning said. “Tony was unhurt, but a fellow competitor lost his life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”