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Tony Stewart won't be charged for the death of another driver

A grand jury has decided not to pursue charges against Nascar driver Tony Stewart following a fatal August wreck in upstate New York.

Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said after interviewing two dozens witnesses and reviewing video and photo evidence of the crash, a grand jury determined there was "no basis" to file criminal charges against Stewart. The jury had been asked to consider whether to file second-degree manslaughter and negligent homicide charges against the three-time Sprint Cup champion.

While participating in a dirt-track race in August, Stewart appeared to bump another driver, Kevin Ward Jr., forcing Ward into a wall. With the race under caution, Ward left his car and wandered onto the track, where he was fatally struck by Stewart's car.