The truck-trailer d river who triggered the fatal 6-vehicle collision that left one dead and Tracy Morgan critically injured has been charged with death by auto.
According to the Middlesex County Prosecutors Office, 35-year old Kevin Roper has been charged with one count of death by auto and 4 counts of assault by auto. His bail has been set at $50,000.
Roper, who has not been arrested yet, is expected to surrender himself.
As ENTmania! reported, Morgan was heading home after a gig on Friday night when his limo bus got hit from behind by an 18-wheeler Walmart truck-trailer. Comedian James McNair, who was with Morgan in the limo, was pronounced dead at the scene, while Morgan and three others were airlifted to the hospital in critical condition.
The cause of the crash is still being investigated, but current reports indicate that Roper dozed off behind the wheel and so failed to slow down when the traffic ahead of him slowed down.