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Grand jury to decide whether NASCAR star Tony Stewart will face charges in fatal crash

  • FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2010, file photo, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala.  A grand jury will decide whether Stewart will be charged in the August death of fellow driver Kevin Ward at a sprint car race in upstate New York, Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo announced Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Ward, 20, died after being struck by Stewart's car. Ward had climbed out of his car and walked onto the dirt track to confront Stewart after he spun out while the two raced side by side. (AP Photo/Glenn Smith, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2010, file photo, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. A grand jury will decide whether Stewart will be charged in the August death of fellow driver Kevin Ward at a sprint car race in upstate New York, Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo announced Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Ward, 20, died after being struck by Stewart's car. Ward had climbed out of his car and walked onto the dirt track to confront Stewart after he spun out while the two raced side by side. (AP Photo/Glenn Smith, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart (14) looks out from his garage during a practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. A grand jury will decide whether Stewart will be charged in the August death of fellow driver Kevin Ward at a sprint car race in upstate New York, Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo announced Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Ward, 20, died after being struck by Stewart's car. Ward had climbed out of his car and walked onto the dirt track to confront Stewart after he spun out while the two raced side by side. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bergstrom, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart (14) looks out from his garage during a practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. A grand jury will decide whether Stewart will be charged in the August death of fellow driver Kevin Ward at a sprint car race in upstate New York, Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo announced Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Ward, 20, died after being struck by Stewart's car. Ward had climbed out of his car and walked onto the dirt track to confront Stewart after he spun out while the two raced side by side. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bergstrom, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this July 5, 2014, file photo,  provided by Empire Super Sprints, Inc., shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., posed in victory lane at the Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of Ward at a sprint car race in upstate New York, Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo announced Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Ward, 20, died after being struck by Stewart's car. Ward had climbed out of his car and walked onto the dirt track to confront Stewart after he spun out while the two raced side by side. (AP Photo/Empire Super Sprints, Inc., File) MANDATORY CREDIT

    FILE - In this July 5, 2014, file photo, provided by Empire Super Sprints, Inc., shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., posed in victory lane at the Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of Ward at a sprint car race in upstate New York, Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo announced Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Ward, 20, died after being struck by Stewart's car. Ward had climbed out of his car and walked onto the dirt track to confront Stewart after he spun out while the two raced side by side. (AP Photo/Empire Super Sprints, Inc., File) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

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.

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.