Truck Driver Charged In Tracy Morgan Crash Pleads Not Guilty

Truck Driver Charged In Tracy Morgan Crash Pleads Not Guilty

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -

Kevin Roper the Wal-Mart truck driver charged in the deadly crash involving actor Tracy Morgan plead not guilty to charges of vehicular homicide and 4 counts of assault by auto on Wednesday.

The hearing at Superior Court in New Brunswick, New Jersey, lasted only about 2 minutes.

Roper arrived to court and was met by a flood of media.

The 35-year-old truck driver from Jonesboro, Georgia, plead not guilty. His attorney spoke for him in court. The judge kept his bail at $50,000, which he's already posted.

He is the sole driver charged in causing the deadly 6-vehicle pile-up along the New Jersey Turnpike. The crash killed comedian 62-year old James McNair. And just 2 blocks away from the courthouse Tracy Morgan and 2 others are still recovering in the hospital after the crash. Morgan remains in critical but stable condition..

Roper did not make a statement leaving court. However, the Twitter account believed to belong to him he says:

“I thought our country said we still had right of being innocent until proven guilty? Oh wait that doesn't sell newspapers or get website hits."

And another tweet from yesterday said:

“I was never charged at the scene of the accident because once again I was not guilty of any crime. Not until all the TV cameras came.”

Prosecutors have not said how they have come to believe Roper hadn't slept in 24 hours before the crash, according to the criminal complaint.

A claim roper has also denied on Twitter.


 

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