Kevin Roper, the Georgia truck driver charged in the accident that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed James McNair, had not slept in over 24 hours, according to officials..
Roper failed to see traffic slowing in front of him on the turnpike near Cranbury Township, slamming the limo bus carrying Morgan and several other comics and friends after a performance in Delaware, police said.
Roper was operating a truck “on the New Jersey Turnpike without having slept in excess of 24 hours,” Continue reading
Kevin Roper, the who drove his Walmart issue 18 wheeler into the rear end of Tracy Morgan’s limo-bus turned himself in Saturday night after being charged with death by auto.
He was processed and released after bonding out..
Morgan was riding in a limo bus on the NJ Turnpike on his way home from a gig when it was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler and overturned.
Kevin Roper, 35, of Jonesboro, has been charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto in the crash involving comedian Tracy Morgan.
Roper was operating a Walmart tractor-trailer when it crashed into the limo bus carrying the comedian and others, a Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement released Saturday. source