The Truck Driver Who Caused The Fatal Car Crash That Put Tracy Morgan In The Hospital Turned Himself In (UPDATE)
Tracy Morgan is still listed in critical condition at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital after a Mercedes limo bus he was riding in was hit in the back by a Walmart tractor-trailer. The crash killed Tracy’s friend and comedy writer James “Jimmy Mack” McNair and put several people in ICU including Tracy, Tracy’s assistant, Jeff Millea, and comedian Ardie Fuqua. Kevin Roper, the 35-year-old trucker driving Walmart’s truck, was charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto. Kevin Roper, who lives in Georgia, turned himself into NJ police last night and was later released on $50, 000 bail.
NJ State Police tells CNN that at around 1am on Saturday, Kevin was driving the Walmart tractor-trailer on the NJ turnpike near Cranbury Township when he didn’t notice traffic was slowing down and slammed into the limo bus. ABC News says that Kevin wasn’t paying attention, because he was falling asleep and drifting into mimi times. And everyone knows that when a truck driver falls into dreamland, it can turn into nightmareland. When Kevin realized traffic was slowing down, he tried to swerve, but he ended up hitting the limo bus before hitting another car. The limo bus flipped over, hitting a few vehicles while doing so.
The evil overlords at Walmart confirmed that Kevin Roper is an employee of their company and said that they put him on suspension while police are investigating.
Meanwhile, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson answered the medical question, “Can a too-tight bow tie cut off oxygen supply to your brain?”, when he defended the sleeping truck driver by saying that sleep driving isn’t always reckless. Tucker Carlson’s stupid mouth, however, is always reckless.
And as for who paid Kevin Roper’s bail… Witnesses say they saw a shifty-looking yellow smiley face in a trench coat and a hat rolling out of a New Jersey police station minutes before Kevin Roper paid bail.
UPDATE: Tracy’s rep said today that he’s got broken ribs, a broken femur, a broken leg and a broken nose and he’s expected to stay in the hospital for weeks.