Truck driver charged in deadly crash injuring Tracy Morgan

Published 06/07 2014 04:48PM

Updated 06/07 2014 05:11PM

Tracy Morgan, images from Morgan's Twitter account
Tracy Morgan, images from Morgan's Twitter account
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NY (CBS NEWS) -- 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, Ga., 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.

James McNair, 62, of Peekskill, N.Y., died in the crash while riding on Morgan's limo bus.

Morgan and two other passengers remain in critical condition. A fourth passenger was treated at a hospital and was released.

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