Truck Driver Kevin Roper Charged In Deadly Tracy Morgan Crash

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By Daniel Gates

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Kevin Roper, a truck driver, has been charged in the fatal multi-vehicle accident that left Tracy Morgan in critical condition and fellow comedian James McNair dead on Saturday.

Prosecutors in Middlesex County have officially charged Roper with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto.

Bail has been set at $50,000.

Roper is expected to surrender to authorities.

Investigators believe Roper was to blame when his tractor-trailer collided with the luxury vehicle carrying Morgan, McNair and several other passengers, some of whom remain hospitalized with serious injuries.

Four other vehicles were eventually involved in the accident, although it’s not believed anyone from those cars sustained major injuries.

It does not appear that drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash, although the investigation is still ongoing.

There’s been an outpouring of love and support for Morgan on Saturday as news of his accident spread.

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