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Walmart driver who hit Tracy Morgan lacked sleep


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Walmart driver who hit Tracy Morgan lacked sleep

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Jun 9, 2014

Walmart truck driver Kevin Roper, 35, reportedly was sleep deprived when he slammed into the limo bus carrying comedian Tracy Morgan early Saturday morning.

"The complaint drawn up by New Jersey State Police charges the Jonesboro, Ga., man with vehicular homicide and assault by auto in the Saturday morning wreck," reports the New York Daily News. "Roper was driving a 2011 Peterbilt truck for Walmart when he apparently failed to notice traffic slowing down ahead. He swerved to avoid a crash and slammed into Morgan's Mercedes limousine bus, causing it to flip and slide into other vehicles." Entertainer James "Jimmy Mack" McNair was killed in the accident. 

Roper "had not slept 'for a period of excess of 24 hours' before crash," further reports the New York Daily News, citing the official criminal complaint.

Morgan reportedly has a broken leg and nose, along with broken ribs.

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Julianne Cassidy is a newly Nashville-based entertainment journalist from Philadelphia.