Monday, August 11, 2014
(Canandaigua, NY) -- A man who witnessed the fatal race track accident involving Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart says Stewart accelerated before hitting 20-year-old driver Kevin Ward Junior. Michael Messerly was at the race in upstate New York with his son on Saturday. He says Ward got out of his car after Stewart knocked his car while fighting for positioning going around a turn. When Ward appeared to try to confront Stewart, Stewart's car hit Ward while going about 35-miles-per-hour, sending Ward nearly 50 feet into the air.