Last year we reported that Walmart driver Kevin Roper would be indicted for his involvement with a car crash that injured Tracy Morgan and killed comedian Jay Mac over a year ago. Yesterday during a appearance in court, Roper went on to plead not guilty for several of his charges related to the crash.
Kevin Roper pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon to aggravated manslaughter and other charges in a crash that killed one man and critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan. Roper’s attorney, David Glassman, will in the coming weeks file a motion to dismiss the charges against his client. The most serious of the charges includes aggravated manslaughter in the death of James McNair. The motion to dismiss the charges, before Superior Court Judge Michael Toto, will likely be heard in April. Roper, 36, was employed by Wal-Mart at the time of the June 2014 crash in Cranbury on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was indicted by a Middlesex County grand jury in December on the aggravated manslaughter charge, vehicular homicide and eight counts of aggravated assault. Those charges are more serious than those originally leveled against him by authorities.