December 23, 2015


Tracy Morgan Car Crash Driver Indicted on Vehicular Homicide

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Kevin Roper – the Walmart driver involved in the 2014 crash that killed one person and severely injured three, including actor-comedian Tracy Morgan – has been indicted by a New Jersey grand jury on 10 charges, including vehicular homicide, Buzzfeed reports.

The indictment also include aggravated manslaughter and aggravated assault charges, according to the publication.

Roper, 36, pleaded not guilty to charges in June 2014. Authorities claimed he hadn't slept in over 24 hours before getting behind the wheel; the deadly crash occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike after Roper's truck collided with a limousine transporting Morgan and his friends.

The accident killed 62-year-old comedian James McNair and injured Morgan, Ardley Fuqua and Jeffrey Millea. Morgan, who suffered broken ribs, a broken leg and a broken nose, was in a coma for roughly two weeks. 

In May, Morgan reached a settlement with Walmart in a lawsuit claiming the company acted negligently by allowing Roper to drive the vehicle in his condition.