After being hit by the Walmart truck, Morgan’s limo then struck three other vehicles and rolled over before coming to rest on its side on the New Jersey Turnpike.
The truck driver involved in the fatal traffic accident which left TRACY MORGAN in a critical condition past year has been indicted on manslaughter and vehicular homicide charges.
The driver, Kevin Roper, was charged in a 10-count indictment with several offenses, including aggravated manslaughter and vehicular homicide.
The investigation also revealed that he didn’t slow down before he hit the 47-year-old’s auto, even though there were plenty of signs on the highway advising him to do so.
Roper was not in court for the indictment; he is due to be arraigned at a later date, while the case has been adjourned until January 6.
Roper’s lawyer wants the charges dropped, as he said they spawned from the publicity of Morgan’s multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Wal-Mart following the crash, ABC 7 reported.
Since the accident, in which Morgan suffered brain trauma and a broken nose, ribs and leg, the former “30 Rock” star has gone through significant rehab, gotten married, appeared at the Emmy Awards in September and hosted “Saturday Night Live” in October. Each assault-by-auto charge is punishable by up to 18 months in prison.
Federal investigators said Roper hadn’t slept for 28 hours before the crash.
Morgan and other passengers in the limo were not wearing their seat belts when the crash occurred, which, the NHSB contributed to the severity of their injuires.
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