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Ward autopsy shows cause of death as 'massive blunt trauma'


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Kevin Ward Jr., the 20-year-old sprint car driver who died at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park after being struck by Columbus native Tony Stewart during a dirt track race, died from massive blunt trauma, according to the Ontario County (N.Y.) Sheriff's Office.

An autopsy was conducted Monday, said Ontario County (N.Y.) Sheriff Philip Povero.

In a Monday afternoon news conference, Povero said that no criminal charges in the incident have been filed and there are no facts that would support probable cause of any criminal behavior.

For more on this story, see Tuesday's Republic.

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