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NASCAR: Kevin Ward Jr. investigation concluded


The investigation into the death of Kevin Ward Jr. has been completed, the Ontario County (New York) Office of the Sheriff announced in a statement.

The statement from Philip C. Povero, Sheriff of Ontario County, reads in full:

"The Ontario County Office of Sheriff has completed its investigation into the death of Kevin A. Ward, Jr., which occurred August 9, 2014, at the Canandaigua, New York, Motorsports Park. The entire thorough investigation, including a forensic video enhancement recently received from the New York State Police Laboratory in Albany, has been submitted to the Office of the Ontario County District for review. The District Attorney's Office, which has been meeting throughout the investigative process with members of the Sheriff's Office, will make a statement late next week advising what action will be taken regarding the investigation."

As Tony Stewart made his return at Atlanta two weeks ago, Povero issued a statement saying that the investigation would continue for at least two more weeks. The investigation has concluded in just under that timetable.

After not participating in the three races immediately following the death of Ward, Stewart has competed in the past two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events at Atlanta and Richmond.