CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP/CBSDFW.COM) — A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York.

Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said Tuesday that after reviewing evidence collected by sheriff’s investigators, he has decided to present it to a grand jury. Tantillo could have determined there was not enough evidence to support charges and dropped the case.

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Stewart’s car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. at a dirt-track race in Canandaigua on Aug. 9. The 20-year-old had climbed from his car after it had spun while racing alongside Stewart.

Stewart issued a statement saying he looks forward to the process being completed and will continue to cooperate.

Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage told 105.3 The Fan”It’s a fairly standard process, it doesn’t mean that there is any evidence to lead to criminal charges or not.” regarding the evidence going to a grand jury.

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“Everybody that knows Tony knows the answer to that..and also would like for this all to be over with.” said Gossage. “You’ve got to respect the process,” he added.

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