Kevin Roper "Man Involved With The Injury Of Tracy Morgan " Has Been Pleaded Not Guilty To Manslaughter Charges

Kevin Roper "Man Involved With The Injury Of Tracy Morgan " Has Been Pleaded Not Guilty To Manslaughter Charges
Kevin Roper "Man Involved With The Injury Of Tracy Morgan
" Has Been Pleaded Not Guilty To Manslaughter Charges 
BHR Hollywood Reports........ Kevin Roper pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon to aggravated manslaughter and other charges in a crash that killed one man and critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan.


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.
Kevin Roper With His Lawyer 

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.
Tracy Morgan 

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.

Tracy's Vehicle He Was In , While The
 Accident Took Place 
The board faulted Morgan and other passengers in the limo van for not wearing seat belts and for adjusting headrests, which it said contributed to the severity of their injuries when the limo was struck from behind.

The motion to dismiss the charges, before Superior Court Judge Michael Toto, will likely be heard in April.



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