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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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61.

Chris    

Love these weekend comments when parents leave town and children disable nanny gate.

48 days ago
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DirkDiggler    

Walmart corporate already saying limo backed into there 18 wheeler

48 days ago
63.

w    

That was a fast charge..something don't seem right. Prayers for all involved..and remember to always stay away from trucks..they need room and sometimes they are tired...companies really need to give those guys breaks once in a while.

48 days ago
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jack wilson    

thats terriable,its been a couple hours,whats justin up to now?

48 days ago
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joema0812    

If it's still under investigation why is this guy being charged already?

48 days ago
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Josey Ramos    

Do not be fooled by this story. Something is very wrong here. They have already charged him but the crash is still under investigation. How can that be? If you rear end someone you are blamed but that doesn't mean you will be charged with the deaths until they can prove the crash was due to negligence! You can rear end someone and it not be your fault! TMZ reports too many half-stories. It's pitiful.

48 days ago
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Carl Fredricksen    

Maybe now Tina Fey will feel sorry for him and will put Tracy in one of her sh!tty movies.....

48 days ago
68.

News Flash     

I said a prayer for him. Love that funny man :(

48 days ago
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Sadiemay    

Death by auto ? Is it not possible to have an accident anymore ?

48 days ago
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Sadiemay    

I hate it when they charge someone simply because a "celebrity" is hurt. If this was some woman on her way home from the grocery store it would be reduced to a tragic accident.

48 days ago
71.

Tax    

Something is missing from this story? If the accident is still under investigation, why have charges already been filed?

48 days ago
72.

Kelly    

Tracy has to recover. He's got Walmart to run.

48 days ago
73.

Cali911    

A driver kills a family of 5 and is considered a tragic accident. Has not been arrested. Maybe it would be a different story if they were celebrities.

48 days ago
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NoDickbutting    

I'm glad it was in middlesex county and not backsex county or he woulda been fu cked

48 days ago
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PRICEISRIGHT    

First of all..Yall got this **** all wrong. Yall act like the driver of the walmart 18 wheeler deliberately try to kill someone. He should not be charged! it was a MF accident!!!!!!

48 days ago
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