Tracy Morgan crash: truck driver, Kevin Roper, turns himself in

Kevin Roper

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 (@Kevinmoneytalks), 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.

James 'Jimmy Mack' McNair

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.

Tracy Morgan in critical condition after fatal car crash (update)

Roper turned himself in and was released on $50,000 bail.

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