Tracy Morgan

Truck driver who struck Tracy Morgan's van pleads guilty, could avoid jail time

Truck driver who struck Tracy Morgan's van pleads guilty, could avoid jail time

The truck driver who slammed into the back of a van carrying actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and several other people, killing one of them, pleaded guilty Tuesday and could avoid jail time.

Kevin Roper entered the plea in state Superior Court to vehicular homicide and four counts of aggravated assault.

Roper was driving a Wal-Mart truck in June 2014 when he crashed into Morgan's van on the New Jersey Turnpike. The group was returning from Morgan's show in Delaware.

The 37-year-old Jonesboro, Georgia, resident had also faced an aggravated manslaughter count, which is punishable by a 10-to-30-year prison term on conviction. Vehicular homicide carries a 10-year maximum prison...

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