Tony Stewart is getting sued by the family of Kevin Ward Jr.
The Ward family is alleging that Stewart “gunned his engine, causing his 700 horsepower vehicle to slide and strike Ward with his right rear tire, crushing Ward and flinging his body an estimated 25 feet down the track.” Stewart was cleared of all criminal charges in the death of Kevin Ward Jr. last year.
The lawsuit is being filed by New York City lawyer Mark Lanier and follows up on the Ward’s family vow to sue Stewart after he was cleared of criminal wrongdoing.
Kevin Ward Jr. was killed after being hit by Stewart’s race car during a dirt track Sprint car race last August. When announcing that Stewart wouldn’t face any criminal charges, it was revealed that Ward Jr. was under the influence of marijuana and that the levels “were enough to impair judgment.”