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Truck Accident Possibly Caused By Driver Fatigue in Morgan Case


The Wal-Mart truck driver who is accused of causing an accident in NJ that critically injured Tracy Morgan and killed another, had not slept for more than 24 hours, a criminal complaint said according to this article.

According to a court official, Kevin Roper is scheduled for a court appearance later in the week. He remains free after posting $50,000 bond.

Roper has been charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto.

Authorities said that Mr. Roper failed to slow for traffic ahead early Saturday in Cranbury Township and swerved at the last minute to avoid a crash. Instead, his truck crashed into Morgan’s chauffeured Mercedes limo bus, killing comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair, authorities said.

The actor and comedian, remained in critical condition early Monday. Morgan’s spokesman, Lewis Kay, said he was “more responsive” Sunday after having surgery for a broken leg.

Kay said Morgan also suffered a broken femur, a broken nose and several broken ribs and is expected to remain hospitalized for several weeks. He said Morgan’s family is “tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans.”

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