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Tracy Morgan Crash

Truck Driver Charged With Death By Auto

6/7/2014 1:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The guy driving the Walmart truck that crashed into Tracy Morgan's limo bus Saturday morning has been charged with death by auto ... TMZ has learned.

The Middlesex County Prosecutors Office says 35-year old Kevin Roper was charged with 1 count of death by auto and 4 counts of assault by auto.

Roper's bail has been set at $50k ... and prosecutors expect him to surrender.

As we previously reported, Morgan was riding in a limo bus on the NJ Turnpike on his way home from a gig last night ... when it was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler and overturned.

Tracy and another passenger were airlifted to a nearby hospital where they remain in critical condition. Another passenger, James McNair, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to reports ... Morgan's opening act Ardie Fuqua -- who posted a photo of Tracy roughly 30 minutes before the accident -- is also in critical condition.

Prosecutors say the cause of the 6-vehicle wreck is still under investigation.

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31.

FastNOC    

so if it's still under investigation and that's all they can say, why is a man being charged?

47 days ago
32.

Barbara Parrish    

People are so ignorant Obama has control over you idiots. You can't have a conversation without mentioning his name in anything he has nothing to do with. To hate someone that bad means you wish were him!

47 days ago
33.

Cookie Lady    

How can you not notice traffic has slowed to a crawl when you are barreling down the highway in a semi?

47 days ago
34.

Evelyn    

Get well soon Tracy!

47 days ago
35.

luckkinlove    

Get well soon Tracy!

47 days ago
36.

Carl Fredricksen    

It's confirmed: it was Tracy Morgan's comedy that put the driver to sleep...

47 days ago
37.

April     

Commenters, PLEASE DON'T FEED THE TROLLS! They're true cowards that hide behind a keyboard! At the end of the day, we're ALL BETTER THAN THEM! NO MATTER YOUR SKIN COLOR.....BECAUSE THEY'RE FCUKED IN THE HEAD NOT US! LOL

47 days ago
38.

April     

Praying for Tracy and all others involved......families INCLUDED.

47 days ago
39.

bring back recent posts    

New York Post quoted a friend of his ex-wife's saying he had a smile on his face with a brace around his neck. I take that with a grain of salt, but if true, at least he was conscious at that time, so brain injury less likely, or they would have him in a induced coma. I hope his turns out to be true, a glimmer of hope for sure.

47 days ago
40.

HumanNature    

TRACY MORGAN AND THE OTHER VICTIMS, I HOPE YOU REGAIN YOUR "HEALTH"!!!!!


GET WELL SOON

47 days ago
41.

wesley    

Bull****...fuc Tracy Morgan....hours later someone is charge what crock....when are u all going to learn they don't know ur name are even care about you..but ur the frist to wish them get well bull**** on that...I feel for the wal mart drive that has to work for a living fck all movies star they can all kiss my ass....

47 days ago
42.

Theresa    

Damn'It Man... God Bless !!! Many Prayers for a Speedy Recovery To ALL !!! Prayers are also with the DRIVER , who lives just minutes from me... Too Sad.

47 days ago
43.

JanScholl    

No seat belts on the limo bus? I can't get past that. All that money spent on upgrade but no seat belts?

47 days ago
44.

sophiastormy    

walmart truck looked fine at the scene. truck drivers are not safe drivers anymore. they are scary on the roads

47 days ago
45.

Chgome    

Morgan is a piece of $hit, who cares about him.

47 days ago
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