The family of Kevin Ward Jr. agreed in court today to settle a wrongful death lawsuit, but Ward Jr.’s mother told the judge she felt like she had “no other choice.”
Ward Jr. was 20 years old when he was killed in a sprint car race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Aug. 9, 2014.
He walked out on a live race track after his car was sidelined in a collision with Stewart. On Stewart’s next lap around the track, his car struck Ward Jr., killing him.
The family filed a lawsuit a year later.
“Our ultimate goal in this process was to hold Tony Stewart accountable for what he did to our son on that night,” mother Pamela Ward said today.