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Tracy Morgan Crash

Investigators Say ...

Truck Driver Was Speeding

6/19/2014 8:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The truck driver who plowed into Tracy Morgan's limo bus -- killing one man -- was driving 20 mph over the speed limit ... according to federal investigators.

A report from the National Transportation Safety Board says trucker Kevin Roper was driving his rig at 65 mph at the time of the crash ... even though the posted speed limit was 45 mph due to construction in the area. The regular speed limit is 55 mph.

Roper's tractor-trailer slammed into Morgan's vehicle June 7 on the New Jersey Turnpike. He pleaded not guilty to charges of death by auto.

Morgan is still in the hospital with multiple injuries and is listed in fair condition. 65-year-old comedian James McNair was killed in the crash.

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Kobe_No_Means_No    

But was Tracy Morgan WEARING HIS SEAT BELT? Because if not then GTFO. You don't wear your seat belt on the freeway and then cry and complain about your injuries afterwards? LOL, nobody cares. NEXT!

93 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

A ha, I knew it. He belongs in jail

93 days ago
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PRICEISRIGHT    

Its been 20 years since the O.J. Simpson case....Wait for another Reality star court trial using all of our tax dollars.

Couldnt we use our tax dollars else where? hmm... Maybe on education? on healthcare? hmmm just a thought..you THOTS!

93 days ago
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Dee Kat    

It was an accident the poor guy didn't wake up and set out to hurt or kill any1. I feel so bad for all involved

93 days ago
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misty    

Yipes! That dude is screwed. Fines doubled for a construction area, 20 mph over, driving sleepy, etc. Walmart will hang him out to dry.

93 days ago
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rick shaw    

of course he was speeding, it's what most truckers do!! and tailgate to try to force you to move or drive faster.. and btw, Tracy Morgan wasn't required to wear a seat belt, but this driver was required to drive below the speed limit, switch lanes or slow down when he clearly sees traffic stopping (he up much higher, so he can see farther than you or I).. he's also required to only drive so many hours in a day.. he broke many laws which resulted in death and should be locked up!!!

93 days ago
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K South West    

I was going to say he was speeding trying to get out of nj but it's not funny, chris christi also closing the bridge down was also reckless

93 days ago
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K South West    

Those trucks are extremely intimidating sometimes on purpose

93 days ago
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Rigby    

Why is he even speeding. Large vehicles are harder to stop. And you are guilty buddy. Stop wasting tax payer money

93 days ago
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FiendVinny    

He is donezo

93 days ago
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puddy    

He was speeding, he's done. If NJ law is anything like Illinois law if you are speeding in a construction zone you lose your license if you are a CDL. And if you get into an accident in a construction zone and you were speeding and the other person wasn't, you are automatically at fault.

93 days ago
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David     

Strange looking people. Fugly

93 days ago
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david 183    

They need to put pressure on all theses trucks that are always up against your bumper when you are doing the speed limit. NJ Turnpike is a mess with all theses truckers driving like maniacs. I'm sure everyone hae had an experience where a trucker is trying to force you to speed up or move out the way when they are speeding.

93 days ago
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shanta588    

I remember this wealthy white boy who was drunk driving killed 3 people injured more but only went to rehab and had to pay the family. Smh money rules everything.

93 days ago
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CANTBELIEVEITSNOTBUTTAH    

Everyone speed on the NJ Turnpike. They wanna get the heck outta state.

93 days ago
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