Tony Stewart Reaches Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit

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NASCAR driver Tony Stewart and the family of Kevin Ward, Jr. have reportedly reached a settlement.  Kevin Ward Jr. was killed in August 2014 at Canandaigua Motorsports Park after he exited his car following a crashed into the wall after a bump from Stewart's vehicle. Ward was walking in the direction of Stewart's car when he was struck and killed by the veteran driver.The family claimed Stewart caused the collision by improperly maneuvering toward Ward after the race was placed under caution.A trial had been scheduled to begin May 7. According to WHEC, court papers filed Monday show a settlement is pending. A hearing to discuss the settlement is reportedly scheduled for April 12.

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