Sheriff: Investigation involving Tony Stewart expected to last two more weeks

The grandstands sit empty at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park on August 10, 2014 in Canandaigua, New YorkPhoto by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
 The grandstands sit empty at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park on August 10, 2014 in Canandaigua, New YorkPhoto by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

The grandstands sit empty at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park on August 10, 2014 in Canandaigua, New YorkPhoto by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Ontario County (NY) Sheriff Philip Povero said Tuesday that the investigation into the racing accident involving NASCAR star Tony Stewart that took the life of a young racer, will take two more weeks. In statement emailed to the press as well as posted on the department website, said the investigation “is ongoing and is expected to continue for at least another two weeks or more. Investigators continue to seek witnesses, gather evidence, and develop the racetrack crash reconstruction.”

“It would be inappropriate to discuss details or findings of the investigation with the media at this time,” the statement said. “I would like to thank everyone for their cooperation as the Ontario County Office of Sheriff continues this investigation and for having patience as we conduct a thorough review of all of the relevant facts involving this tragic accident.”

Stewart was involved in an incident last Saturday night at Canandiagua Motorsports Park in upstate New York. In the aftermath 20-year-old, Kevin Ward Jr. was dead. MORE>>>

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