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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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CommonSensory    

How is the cause of the crash still under investigation, but they've already charged someone? That sounds weird.

47 days ago
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NoDickbutting    

It's prolly cuz he's white

47 days ago
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Brial92    

If you rear end someone it's automatically your fault. Which is why he's already been charged. Good riddance. There are too many reckless truck drivers on the roads.

47 days ago
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Stiletto    

He saw Obama in the woods banging a sheep and it distracted him.

47 days ago
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01void    

Unless the driver was drinking, high or texting, like so many do now, it doesn't make sense

47 days ago
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LaughAtU    

Of course it was a white truck

47 days ago
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yup    

"death by auto"? I think Harvey would call that vehicular homicide.

47 days ago
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LouMimz    

Come on Tracy you can pull through this.

47 days ago
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Mrs.Jones0412    

How could someone be charged for an accident. Unless they were under the influence or purposely caused the accident. If this were true wouldn't everybody go to jail that caused a death in an accident?

47 days ago
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babylee20    

So did Tracy Morgan pass or was it just one of the other passangers

47 days ago
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Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Walshark is going to get sued/pay

47 days ago
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Perky    

I hope they remember to take shifts keeping the pressure on with the ice to keep the swelling down, just saying.

47 days ago
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NoDickbutting    

Don't have buttsex it hurts

47 days ago
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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Isn't he that "I hate homos" guy? I think so... I'm sure any gay doctors have been instructed to stay away from him at his request.

47 days ago
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dd    

Please get well soon so that you can SUE THE HELL OUT OF WALMART!

47 days ago
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