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Tracy Morgan Crash

Truck Driver Charged With Death By Auto

6/7/2014 1:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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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46.

funkybarfly    

Has Justin Bieber made a ni##er joke about it yet?

137 days ago
47.

go figure, I mean fish...    

If it's still under investigation why are they charging the truck driver????

137 days ago
48.

PathFinder    

For all those that are trashing the truck driver. I challenge any of you to drive tomorrow morning and count how many cars cut trucks off, just on your way to work

137 days ago
49.

Chloe Indigo    

Hold on Tracy. God Bless. So sad.

137 days ago
50.

NoDickbutting    

Buttsex will give you aids just like Tracy Morgans comedy

137 days ago
51.

Kristinajp    

They said earlier the truck driver was not drinking....if not then why is he being charged, because these things happen every day just not to celebs?

137 days ago
52.

Chloe Indigo    

I am sickened and disgusted by the lack of compassion and human dignity some of these people are so cowardly posting while people's lives are on the line and we don't have all the facts yet? Did you see the back of that limo? Have some F* C K I N G respect.

137 days ago
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Chloe Indigo    

Also all these likes and dislikes are whacked and I'm super pissed. I'm down voting stupidity, and it's liking these ignorant fools by 2 and 3 point! No lie. This is complete BS Harvey. Trying to incite hatred and bigotry while people lie dying. This s h I t is rigged. Harvey you need to re-evaluate your moral compass dude.

137 days ago
54.

Bree    

Tmz has the worst comment section ever.

137 days ago
55.

T1980    

What a pity it wasn't miley cyrus and justin bieber in that bus

137 days ago
56.

Carl Fredricksen    

Tracy always goes around saying: "Ima gunna emPregnaitz U!!" --- sorry Tracy, looks like this time a Walmart truck tried to impregnate you... literally...

137 days ago
57.

Vicky    

I have a feeling he will pull through. Such a nice guy, get better soon!

137 days ago
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MOtrucker68    

Praying for ALL involved! Sad to see people trashing all or most truck driver due to a few bad apples. I've been a safe truck driver for years. In this case the driver was clearly in the wrong but that doesn't make us all unsafe.

137 days ago
59.

Pillsbury Pancakes    

Tracy is faking it, lining up his next job on "I shouldn't be alive" with Tracy Morgan.

137 days ago
60.

Mlmonroe    

A driver that has been without sleep for 24 hours is considered to be driving recklessly, in the same class as an intoxicated driver. (New Jersey Statues §2C:11-5)

137 days ago
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