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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Walmart Truck Driver Charged in Accident Critically Injuring Tracy Morgan and Several Others and Killing One Comedian

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Kevin Roper, 35, of Jonesboro, Georgia, has been charged in one death by auto and he also faces four counts of assault by auto after the accident early this morning injuring comedian/actor Tracy Morgan and several other passengers.

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His bail was set at $50,000, and he was expected to turn himself in to authorities.  I

Allegedly, the tractor-trailer driven by Roper around 1 am Saturday morning, rammed into the chauffeured limousine bus, creating a chain-reaction crash that left one dead and others seriously injured.

James McNair, 62, of Peekskill, New York, who performed as Jimmy Mack, lost his life.

Morgan, 45, and Jeffrey Millea, 36, of Shelton, Connecticut, were flown Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, where both are listed in critical condition, hospital spokesman Peter Haigney said.

A fourth passenger, comedian Ardie Fuqua Jr., was also in critical condition, while a fifth passenger, comic Harris Stanton, was treated and released, Haigney said. Two others in the limo were unhurt, including the driver.

According to reports, the truck driver failed to slow down for the "slow for traffic ahead sign" and swerved at the last minute to avoid crashing.  Unfortunately, he was unable to come to a complete stop and smashed into the back of the limo creating a chain reaction.  This included another tractor-trailier, a SUV, and two vehicles.

Walmart President Bill Simon said in a statement a Walmart truck was involved and that the company "will take full responsibility" if authorities determine that its truck caused the accident.

"We're praying for the family and friends of the passenger who lost his life in the terrible accident" the statement said.

Morgan's limo was owned by Atlantic Transportation Services, which said it had one employee behind the wheel and a second in the front passenger seat.

"Although the investigation is still pending, we concur with the preliminary reports that the accident was caused by another vehicle traveling behind the Atlantic limo bus," the Rehoboth Beach, Delaware-based company said.

Let's continue praying for Tracy Morgan, the others injured in the accident and even the driver, who I'm sure is having a hard time dealing with this , as well.

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