A Wal-Mart truck driver pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of death by auto and assault in the New Jersey Turnpike crash that killed James McNair, a.k.a. Jimmy Mack, and injured three others, including comedian and actor Tracy Morgan.
Truck driver Kevin Roper, 35, was arrested and charged after the wreck. Roper posted a $50,000 bail Saturday night, according to James O’Neill, spokesman for the Middlesex, New Jersey, district attorney’s office. According to new reports, sources are now saying that Roper hadn’t been to bed in over 24 hours, perhaps another element playing in favor of the tragic wreck.
Comedians Ardie Fuqua and Harris Stanton were among the injured, as was Jeffrey Millea, Williams said. One person was released Saturday, but Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey wouldn’t disclose that person’s name.