Georgia man charged w/ Homicide in truck wreck that injured Tracy Morgan
The man accused of operating a tractor trailer with too little sleep in a New Jersey Turnpike violent car crash on June 7, 2014 that killed a man and injured four others has been charged with vehicular homicide by auto and four counts of assault by auto.
Georgian delivery truck driver Kevin Roper, 35, employee of the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has been charged with vehicular homicide by auto and four counts of assault by auto.
A report by federal transportation safety investigators say that Kevin was driving a delivery truck at a high speed, in a reckless and imprudent manner, and poor judgment, slamming into the back of a limousine van carrying five passengers on June 7. One of the passengers, James “Uncle Jimmy Mack” McNair of Peekskill was killed while three others including actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured. The other limo passenger was injured less.
Kevin was arraigned in Brunswick. He entered a not guilty plea while operating a tractor-trailer. He was charged with one count of vehicular homicide. He was additionally charged with a death by auto (4th degree offense) and assault (2nd degree offense) against four individuals. He is released on bail in the amount of 50,000 US dollars. The bail has remained set and posted.
Lewis Kay, Morgan’s Spokesman, said that the injured comedian remained in critical but stable condition. He is slowly improving after the New Jersey Turnpike fatal car crash. According to the spokesman of the hospital, the 45-year-old comedian remains hospitalized. His condition has been upgraded from fair to critical.
From the end of the Wal-Mart Stores Inc., it has promised to cooperate with the state and federal investigation for the fatal car crash involving its employee, Kevin Roper.