Nascar star Tony Stewart accidentally hit and killed another driver during a race in New York on Saturday night (09Aug14).

Kevin Ward, Jr. exited his vehicle during the event at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Ontario County, New York after spinning off the track and he was seen walking into the path of oncoming cars gesturing angrily.

Video footage shows Stewart's vehicle then accidentally collided with Ward, Jr.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and the 20 year old was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A statement from Stewart's Nascar team reads, "A tragic accident took place last night during a sprint car race in which Tony Stewart was participating. Tony was unhurt, but a fellow competitor lost his life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. We're still attempting to sort through all the details and we appreciate your understanding during this difficult time."

Stewart was questioned by police in the aftermath of the accident, but is not thought to be the target of an investigation.