A grand jury will decide whether three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will face charges following his involvement in a fatal sprint car accident last month that killed 20-year-old racer Kevin Ward Jr.
“Upon my review of all of the information contained in the entire investigation, I have made the determination that it would be appropriate to submit the evidence to a grand jury, for their determination as to what action should be taken in this matter,” Ontario County (N.Y.) District Attorney Michael Tantillo said in a statement today.
“Accordingly, the evidence developed in the investigation will be presented to an Ontario County grand jury in the near future.”
Shortly after Tantillo’s statement, Stewart himself pledged that he would continue to cooperate with authorities in the matter.
Today on NASCAR AMERICA, NBC Sports legal analyst Jack Furlong called in to discuss what could happen next now that a grand jury will get involved. You can hear his thoughts in the clip above.