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Truck driver charged in deadly
crash injuring Tracy Morgan

CBS News, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 6/7/2014 9:26:05 PM

A Georgia truck driver was charged Saturday with causing a multi-vehicle crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that led to the death of a passenger on actor Tracy Morgan´s limousine bus, authorities said. Kevin Roper, 35, of Jonesboro, Georgia, was charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto in the early Saturday crash, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Col. Joseph R. Fuentes, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, announced late Saturday. One of Morgan´s writers, comedian James McNair, 62, of Peekskill, N.Y., died in the crash while riding on Morgan´s

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk, 6/7/2014 11:54:37 PM     (No. 9877034)

Those are some pretty heavy charges. I wonder if the fame of the victims influenced the police?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pinchem, 6/8/2014 1:13:37 AM     (No. 9877059)

I´ve always maintained that charging people with reckless driving or drunk driving did nothing to stop the slaughter on our highways. They should be charged with Manslaughter or Attempted Manslaughter.

It may not cure the problem completely but it will sure make a lot of people think of where they will end up.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: corndoggies, 6/8/2014 8:28:21 AM     (No. 9877180)

Walmart hires very high caliber drivers. IMHO, the government is as much as fault as the driver. It used to be that a driver had 14 work hours per day and could use them as he saw fit and split up his driving hours. NOW, thanks to a fantastically wonderful federal agency FMSCA (/s), drivers MUST drive 11 hours per day with ONE mandated 30 minute break and take a full 10 hour break. The other 3 hours are for loading and unloading. Not everyone does their best driving for that many continuous hours but drivers have no choice if they want to stay "legal".

There´s also a law on the books taking effect, I believe in 2016, that every single truck driver must run electronic logs. This problem of tired drivers on the road hasn´t even really begun yet.

Thank you for letting me rant and I also agree with #1.

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