Driver Charged After Crash That Put Morgan in ICU

Kevin Roper, 35, was at wheel of tractor-trailer: officials

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 7, 2014 5:29 PM CDT

(Newser) – The driver of a tractor-trailer that hit a limousine bus carrying actor Tracy Morgan has been charged in the incident, prosecutors say, via CNN. Kevin Roper, 35, of Georgia, has been charged with death by auto and assault by auto after the crash, which killed comedian James "Jimmy Mack" McNair and left Morgan in critical condition. Roper is expected to turn himself in today; his bail has been set at $50,000, the AP reports. Comedian Ardie Fuqua was also left in critical condition, as was fellow passenger Jeffrey Millea, a hospital rep says. Comedian Harris Stanton was released after treatment, the rep notes, while the limo driver and another passenger weren't hurt.

Megan Wollover, left, and host Tracy Morgan arrive at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
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