Sprint-car driver Paul Kinney is speaking out about the fatal accident which took Kevin Ward Jr.’s life on August 9, and he seems to imply that Tony Stewart’s actions were not accidental.
While there are no criminal charges being placed on Tony Stewart, 43, following the August 9 incident in which he struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr., 20, it seems as though fellow Sprint-car driver Paul Kinney may have implied that the fatal accident was not, in fact, accidental. Read on and let us know what you think, HollywoodLifers.
Paul Kinney: Kevin Ward Jr. Death Not An Accident — His Shocking Implication
“I seen Kevin clear as day. Nobody else ran into him, either,” Paul told NBC News.
About halfway through the sprint car race which took place on a dirt track at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York, Tony bumped into Kevin’s car, sending it spinning into a wall.
Kevin got out of his car and walked out onto the track, ostensibly to confront Tony; while other cars swerved to avoid Kevin, Tony struck him with his car. Kevin died of blunt force trauma, his autopsy later revealed.
Paul Kinney: ‘I Seen Kevin Clear As Day. Nobody Else Ran Into Him’
“I drove right by [Kevin],” Paul further revealed to NBC News. “He looked a little bit angry. I didn’t think much of it. A lot of drivers do that.
“That’s obviously not a racing incident. It’s not a good idea to get out of your car and run towards other cars. But nobody can speak for Tony. Only Tony knows exactly what happened.”
Is Paul really implying that Kevin’s death was not entirely an accident? There are no charges currently being filed against Tony, but Paul’s quotes are pretty revealing.
“There aren’t words to describe the sadness I feel about the accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr.,” said Tony in his statement following the accident. “It’s a very emotional time for all involved.”
Our thoughts go out to Kevin’s family and friends during this difficult time.
— Amanda Mitchell