NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The truck driver who slammed into the back of a van carrying actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and several other people, killing one of them, has pleaded guilty and could avoid jail.
Kevin Roper entered the plea Tuesday in New Brunswick to charges of 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.
Comedian James McNair died, and Morgan and three other passengers were injured. Morgan suffered a broken leg, broken ribs and head injuries.
The 37-year-old Roper, of Jonesboro, Georgia, faced counts including aggravated manslaughter, vehicular homicide and aggravated assault.
Under terms of his plea, he can avoid prison if he performs community service and satisfies other conditions over the next three years.
This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (11/19-11/25)
1. The Braxton's #thanksgiving2016 ❤️Source:Instagram 1 of 21
2. Lil one & da Big Bro....Source:Instagram 2 of 21
3. Love. ThankfulSource:Instagram 3 of 21
4. Thanksgiving with the fam! If you could only tell how full we are lol! Hope you're having a great day! #happythankgivingSource:Instagram 4 of 21
5. I didn't know @revwon took this picture he caught me having a real father moment staring at my baby as she was picking a color for her feet.... Pure, innocent and just happy to just be a little girl...... I tell my daughter often that her father is a #SuperHero and sometimes I have to fly away and it may appear at times that people I barely know means more to me than her but they don't - I'm only away at times because I HAVE to be..... Like a King Lion in the field aggressively hunting not just for a temporary meal or fix...... Hunting to establish and create that real generational wealth that will be passed down to my kids, kids, kids....... Sad to say that most of your favorite entertainers don't currently have shit, let alone will they have anything to show for it when they pass on......... Most are out here creating these false images of financial security trying to sell #YOU on the fact that they got it but the real ones out here know they really don't and honestly, that's sad it actually breaks my #HEART cause some of these folks I'm describing are my friends talented as hell and literally have nothing to show for how MUCH they give of themselves to the WORLD!!!!! Time, energy and talent wise...... #ShaylaGibson I will protect you for the rest of my days on this earth..... I'm talking, stab, shoot and kill if needed- nobody better not touch or harm my baby.......... I work as hard as I do so that you will never miss a meal and never be without and when ALL that I'm hustling for gets even more in place....... This I promise - We will have even more of our beautiful movement even more often........... Daddy loves you with all my heart.... You're all I have, so crazy how you have redefined what I ever knew of love......... I love you and I do it all for you......... I'm going to bring you to Dubai soon I can't wait to introduce you to all of your extended family there....... #MyBackyardIsAwesome #PrivateVSpa #VoltronChairman #ShaylaRocks #OnlyRealParentsCanRelateToThisPostSource:Instagram 5 of 21
6. Happy Turkey day from the Harts!!!! #LiveLoveLaughSource:Instagram 6 of 21
7. ❤❤❤Source:Instagram 7 of 21
8. Dinner Finally! Our house to South Africa to your House.. blesssings🦃❤️Source:Instagram 8 of 21
9. #Twin --getting on my nerves all the damn time!!! But #unmatched And I ain't trading... we #evolved in these streets!!! @ellemagazineSource:Instagram 9 of 21
10. My mama (medal of freedom recipient) beaming with joy and me (her second kid) trying to look stately as JFK looks down at us. #WhiteHouse #MedalOfFreedom #ProudDaughterSource:Instagram 10 of 21
11. 🌎tour or your girls tour ❤️ #beingmaryjane season 4 promo day! We are back Jan 10th at 9pm!!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥Source:Instagram 11 of 21
12. Thanksgiving at The Anthony's 🦃❤️🙏🏽Source:Instagram 12 of 21
13. #TheKidFromAkron👑 #StriveForGreatness🚀 #RWTW🏅 #Blessed🙏Source:Instagram 13 of 21
14. Truly thankful ❤️ junie's first thanksgivingggggggg and she bout to be eating EVERYTHING 😩😩😩😭😭😭 happy holidays from the Shumpert's 🦃Source:Instagram 14 of 21
15. We are sitting pretty TONIGHT with hot momma guest @teyanataylor tune in at 8pm on ESource:Instagram 15 of 21
16. Me being in awe of the heros like teenagers Jeremiah, Jermain, and Levi Lewis who courageously helped rescue and rebuild after the Baton Rouge floods. Thank you for letting me be apart of #loveonlouisiana to let the world know that Baton Rouge is not forgotten, and that there is still a lot of work to do.... and to honor those who already did so much of it. Thank you to my wonderful mother and to Essence for the endless work you have done to uplift these extraordinary people.Source:Instagram 16 of 21
17. Off & Running!Source:Instagram 17 of 21
18. Just chillin in my Good AmericansSource:Instagram 18 of 21
19. 👑Source:Instagram 19 of 21
20. #funtimes @rasheedadabosschick @majorgirl & @realnickroses 📸 @freddyoartSource:Instagram 20 of 21
21. 6 years & Counting .... You go through to get to what God has for you❤️Happy Anniversary SB....Source:Instagram 21 of 21
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