This is an unfortunate way for trucker Kevin Roper of Georgia to gain notoriety. Roper is accused of dozing off and failing to see traffic slowing in front of him before rear-ending the Mercedes limo-bus that was carrying comedian Tracy Morgan, 45, and his entourage, according to New Jersey State police. Roper reportedly wrote on his Twitter (@), before the collision: “It’s my road – move or get hit.” The original tweet has been removed and his account is now private. It’s being reported he only had 24 hours sleep.
While traveling down a New Jersey turnpike on Saturday, June 7, Roper caused a fatal six-car crash that critically injured Morgan, leaving his best friend James “Jimmy Mack” McNair, 63, dead.
Roper turned himself in and was released on $50,000 bail.