Report: DA sending evidence in Tony Stewart case to grand jury

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Tony Stewart case goes to grand jury
Tuesday September 16th, 2014

The district attorney in the Tony Stewart crash investigation case is submitting the evidence to a grand jury, according to the Associated Press

The grand jury will decide if Stewart will face charges in a crash that killed Kevin Ward, Jr. during a sprint car race last month. Stewart's vehicle struck Ward after Ward had left his car and walked onto the track to confront Stewart.

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According to Shira Bush of Fox News, the district attorney said, "It would be appropriate to submit the evidence to a grand jury, for their determination as to what action should be taken. I intend to present the matter in the near future."

Last week, an upstate New York sheriff announced he completed his investigation into the crash and submitted it, including enhanced video evidence. The district attorney, Michael Tantillo, could have dropped the case if he determined there was not enough supporting evidence. 

Stewart took three weeks off from racing following the crash, making his return at the Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta on Aug. 31. Before the race, he read a statement that said the crash is "something that will affect my life forever."

- Molly Geary

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