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Tony Stewart, family of Kevin Ward, Jr. reach settlement in wrongful death suit

Tony Stewart (Left) and Kevin Ward, Jr. (Right)

Utica, N.Y. - ESPN reports the parties in the wrongful death lawsuit involving former NASCAR racer Tony Stewart have reached a settlement.

The network reports a settlement hearing in the case is scheduled for next week.

The lawsuit stems from the death of Kevin Ward, Jr. in 2014. Ward was killed after being hit by Stewart's vehicle during a race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.

Ward's parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit in 2015, claiming the crash was caused by recklessness on Stewart's part.

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