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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 12:01:09 AM

A truck driver involved in the highway crash that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed one of Morgan's colleagues is accused of vehicular homicide and not sleeping for 24 hours prior to the crash.

Kevin Roper, 35, of Jonesboro, Ga., is accused of slamming a Walmart big rig into Morgan's limo bus early Saturday along the New Jersey Turnpike, police said. The crash killed one man on the limo bus and injured four others, including Morgan, 45.

Morgan's longtime writing partner, James "Jimmy Mack" McNair, 62, died at the scene.

Roper allegedly "commit[ted] vehicular homicide by operating a vehicle recklessly and caus[ing] the death of James McNair, specifically by operating a 2011 Peterbilt Truck ... on the New Jersey turnpike without having slept for a period...
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 6:06:24 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 7:57:00 AM

accusations and truth are often two different things.
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 3:45:53 PM

Scary
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 3:41:51 PM

tragic
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 12:51:49 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 12:05:52 AM

I know the industry has laws about time off. However how do you police what an employee does on his own time?
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 12:05:18 AM

Walmart has deep pockets so there will be much money involved in legal matters.
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 12:04:25 AM

Idiots also play leap frog and obstruct traffic.
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 12:03:51 AM

old....
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 12:03:19 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 12:02:31 AM

Bad and sad news
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 12:00:55 AM

was his cap LOCKS on???
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 12:00:52 AM

WalMart will be on the hook.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:59:35 PM

Walmart will be writing a big check for this one.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:59:04 PM

Kinda scary driving a truck like that when you're tired
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:58:16 PM

Those guys have to work long hours... Not good.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:57:33 PM

News reports make it sound like he intentionally rammed the limo. I'm sure he dozed off. He should have stopped for a few hours' sleep. Or does WalMart push all their drivers like that?
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:54:20 PM

Need to check the facts, and make sure all drivers follow the rules of the road.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:53:43 PM

k
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ko
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:49:37 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:46:49 PM

Many drivers fudge on their log books.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:45:36 PM

Walmart has placed him on administrative leave and promised "to take full responsibility" if the accident was caused by the company's driver.
Walmart is in the wrong for allowing him to drive beyond his hours on duty!
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:41:55 PM

wonder how this got by log book check??
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:39:52 PM

idigau22 but drivers of car don't? They cause accident's too! For the same reason!
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:39:47 PM

This seems to be a repetitious article. Sad as the situation is, the facts behind this driver's behavior need to be assessed.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:39:27 PM

Which company hired the truck driver? They should hold responsibilities to make sure they don't let their drivers drive beyond certain hours continuously and get the needed rest.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:36:25 PM

If he was Not a Black Celebrity would this be New's?
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:32:31 PM

We all need to rest and sleep, safety first please.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:27:14 PM

Sounds like someone was falsifying their logs, Wal-Mart needs to step up enforcement of their drivers following the rules for driver rest periods...
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:27:10 PM

sad
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:24:52 PM

Guy is an idiot!
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:21:53 PM

Truckers know the rules!!
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:19:03 PM

walmart stepping up to help.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:15:29 PM

Sad loss and injury. Stay alert. Rest up. Head's up.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:15:22 PM

hmmm.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:12:48 PM

uh oh...
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:10:34 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:09:43 PM

sleep
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:07:38 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:07:13 PM

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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:06:30 PM

Fantastic!
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:06:18 PM

Unbelievable.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:05:25 PM

Fatigued driving can be deadly!
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:03:47 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:03:15 PM

Well, at least he wasn't texting!
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:02:03 PM

Sorry for both these guys and may the departed soul rest in peace
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:01:56 PM

The truck driver and WalMart will both end up paying.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 10:58:10 PM

very sad.. Unforunately Walmart is bowing out of their original statement that they will take full responsibility.. All of a sudden the truck driver changed his statement about not sleeping, and Walmart is saying ummm ohhh .. not our fault.. I HATE WALMART.. Always have, always will, now even more so..



[Edited by: GasSpy007 at 6/10/2014 10:59:53 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 10:55:53 PM

Sad story
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 10:55:10 PM

At least the WalMart CEO released a strong statement and not one completely watered down by the legal department.
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