We have finally found out the fate of the driver who caused Tracy Morgan’s crash last year, killing comedian Jimmy Mac. Today a grand jury handed Kevin Roper several charges from manslaughter to vehicular homicide for his involvement in the New Jersey crash.
The grand jury on Wednesday charged Kevin Roper with first-degree aggravated manslaughter, second-degree vehicular homicide and third-degree aggravated assault charges. The truck driver’s attorney tried unsuccessfully to have previous charges of vehicular homicide and assault by auto thrown out. Roper’s lawyer argued Wal-Mart’s settlement of Morgan’s lawsuit generated publicity that harmed the Jonesboro, Georgia, resident’s chance for a fair trial. Roper was driving a Wal-Mart truck when the crash occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike. Federal investigators said Roper hadn’t slept for 28 hours before the crash. His lawyer disputes that.