Kevin Roper "Man Involved With The Injury Of Tracy Morgan " Has Been Pleaded Not Guilty To Manslaughter Charges
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" Has Been Pleaded Not Guilty To Manslaughter Charges
Kevin Roper was driving a Wal-Mart truck when the crash occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike in June 2014.
The crash killed comedian James McNair and seriously injured Morgan and two other passengers.
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Morgan, a former "30 Rock" and "Saturday Night Live" star, suffered brain trauma, broken ribs and a broken leg.
The indictment charges Roper with aggravated manslaughter for causing McNair's death. The other charges pertain to McNair, Morgan and the other victims.
Authorities said Roper failed to see slow-moving traffic ahead of his rig as he passed through Cranbury, slamming into the rear of Morgan's van and causing a chain reaction involving four other vehicles, including another tractor-trailer.
An investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found that Roper was speeding and had worked 13 hours straight before the crash.
A report by the New Jersey State Police indicated Roper had not slept for more than 25 hours before the accident.
Glassman, Roper's attorney, previously told Associated Press that the NTSB did not have all of the facts when it announced its findings.
Morgan and the others sued Wal-Mart. The company settled the suit for an undisclosed sum.
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The motion to dismiss the charges, before Superior Court Judge Michael Toto, will likely be heard in April.