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Tracy Morgan Accident

Driver in Fatal Crash

Pleads Not Guilty

6/11/2014 1:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0611-kevin-roper-splash-01Kevin Roper -- the truck driver facing charges over the fatal crash that involved Tracy Morgan -- pled not guilty in a New Brunswick court this afternoon.

Roper is facing charges of death by auto and assault by auto. His bail was set at $50,000.

Roper was driving a truck for Walmart on Saturday when he struck Morgan's limo. One person died as a result and Morgan is still in the hospital in critical condition.  

Roper has not only maintained his innocence ... he says he's a scapegoat because a celeb was involved.  He says this was simply an accident.

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ericcaro    

True

133 days ago
17.

chicagoannie    

Weird case. Guy clearly ran into folks and caused a death. He's guilty of that, even if "just" an accident and no drugs/alcohol involved.

133 days ago
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BigJigga304    

Not guilty of what driving the truck?

133 days ago
19.

RandomTMZWater    

RIGHT, so he -wasn't- behind the wheel of a Walmart truck when he slammed into the back-end of a car.

Let's see the POS get out of the Tweet where he said he owned the road. Sickening.

133 days ago
20.

RandomTMZWater    

America is a safer place now that this man is off the roads. Clearly, he thought he "owned the roads" in his big semi and the fact he slammed into the back of Morgan's car without even slowing down, showed clear negligence.

133 days ago
21.

L. Ron Hubbard    

Wal- Mart SUCKS!

133 days ago
22.

KillerBeeGee    

Poor guy looks dead tired.

133 days ago
23.

Itoldu    

There are daily accidents at that spot everyday.I live there.
I said from the beginning,this guy is paying for the fact it involved a celeb.

133 days ago
24.

Dan09    

I feel bad for this man, obviously he never meant for any of this to happen. His lack of sleep is what caused the accident and not some silly tweet.

133 days ago
25.

LM    

Lawyer needs to lose the red tie. This is serious.

133 days ago
26.

Kookla    

Who knows who's at fault but this is so so sad for everyone involved

133 days ago
27.

105 4N93135    

IF he was awake for 24 hours then he deserves these charges but I agree that he's probably getting the short end of the stick cause he injured celebrities and it made the news

133 days ago
28.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Let this man live...it was an accident

133 days ago
29.

Choose Laughter    

He drove into another vehicle and killed someone, how is he not guilty?

133 days ago
30.

sirbustyabals    

I could see him being charged with death by auto but not assault by auto. He didn't attack them on purpose. According to Roper, he fell asleep behind the wheel. If that is true, then this was an unfortunate accident. But it could have been prevented and that person would not have died.

133 days ago
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