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Tony Stewart reaches settlement in wrongful death suit with family of Kevin Ward Jr.

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Stewart in 2014

Stewart in 2014  (AP)

The family of a race car driver fatally injured when struck by Tony Stewart's sprint car has apparently reached a settlement in its wrongful death lawsuit against the former NASCAR star.

According to a notice posted in federal court records on Monday, Judge David Hurd set an April 12 settlement hearing in Utica, New York.

ADDS MANDATORY CREDIT- This June 28, 2014 photo provided by Empire Super Sprints, Inc., shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., at the Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Canada. Ward was killed Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Central Square, N.Y., when the car being driven by Tony Stewart struck the 20-year-old who had climbed from his crashed car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart following a bump with Stewart one lap earlier. (AP Photo/Empire Super Sprints, Inc.)

Kevin Ward Jr.  (AP)

Kevin Ward Jr. was killed in August 2014 at Canandaigua Motorsports Park after he exited his car following a crashed into the wall lining the dirt track in upstate New York following a bump from Stewart's vehicle. Ward was walking in the direction of Stewart's car when he was struck and killed by the veteran driver.

The family claimed Stewart caused the collision by improperly maneuvering toward the victim after the race was placed under caution.

A trial had been scheduled to begin May 7.

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