UTICA, N.Y. (AP) – The family of a race car driver fatally injured when struck by Tony Stewart’s sprint car has apparently reached a settlement in its wrongful death lawsuit against the former NASCAR star.
According to a notice posted in federal court records on Monday, Judge David Hurd set an April 12 settlement hearing in Utica, New York.READ MORE: 2 Of 3 Toddlers Admitted To Cook Children's For Drowning-Related Injuries Within 72 Hours Used Doggie Doors To Exit House
Kevin Ward Jr. was killed in August 2014 at Canandaigua Motorsports Park after he exited his car following a crashed into the wall lining the dirt track in upstate New York following 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.READ MORE: Plenty Of Exceptional BBQ In North Texas According To Texas Monthly 'Top 50' List
The family claimed Stewart caused the collision by improperly maneuvering toward the victim after the race was placed under caution.
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