Tragedy struck on the New Jersey Turnpike as a tractor-trailer slammed into the back of a limo bus carrying actor Tracy Morgan and several others. The accident has left Tracy Morgan and three others in critical condition and killed one person.
The driver of the tractor-trailer has now been charged with one count of automobile death and four counts of assault by automobile. The driver that caused the truck accident is a Georgia man named Kevin Roper.
The accident occurred when Roper didn’t notice the traffic slowing down in front of him. He attempted to swerve and brake to miss hitting any vehicles, but slammed into the limo bus that Tracy Morgan and others were riding in.
Tracy Morgan, most known for his time on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, was rushed to the hospital along with three others. Comedian James McNair was in Tracy Morgan’s limo bus and died from the accident.
This accident has opened up an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that will include them looking further into tractor-trailer and limo bus safety. This information was given in a statement by one of the NTSB’s spokesmen, Keith Holloway.
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