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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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Really_Though    

I drive that stretch of the NJTPK every day. NOBODY drives 45 mph. You must drive at least 75 mph to just keep up with the flow of traffic.

96 days ago
17.

Brian    

This idiot definitely needs to serve time for the death. And he should lose everything he has. What a moron.

96 days ago
18.

pj    

His ass is grass !

96 days ago
19.

Barbarascy    

He can plead whatever he likes. The fact is he hit and injured one person and killed another. SOMETHING went wrong and he is responsible.

96 days ago
20.

hollyweirdo    

it was an accident. who doesn't drive 10 miles over the speed limit? i am not saying that he should not face any form of punishment, but let's have some compassion for a mistake anyone could make. i just can't find it in me to throw stones...bless the person who was killed and good luck to those recovering.

96 days ago
21.

Ray    

of course he was speeding, it's what the majority of truckers do.. and tailgate trying to get you to move or go faster..

96 days ago
22.

D-INCARNATION    

Wait a minute I see two Ashy's.......................


May I have your attention please
May I have your attention please
Will the real Ashy Larry please stand up
I repeat, will the real Ashy Larry please stand up
We're gonna have a problem here

96 days ago
23.

paul a.    

Everybody speeds on that stretch of road.

96 days ago
24.

lourdgoogoo    

People speed and crash everyday, but don't go to jail. Usually their license gets suspended, they are fined, and have to pay all the damages. I am not sure what is up with this.

96 days ago
25.

01void    

Shame, he,ll be found guilty and has to live with this the rest of his life.

96 days ago
26.

Hendo21    

If i was him, I would cut a deal.

96 days ago
27.

George    

He's done. Stick a fork In that driver and walmarts insurance. The fat lady just sang.

96 days ago
28.

Chris    

You Walmart shoppers better hurry up before the price increases that are coming.

96 days ago
29.

Liss    

I am not surprised. Truck drivers. That's all I have to say.

96 days ago
30.

celtics34    

I love how TMZ never shows a pic of the man who died or never has anything to say about him or his family

95 days ago
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