Tracy Morgan Responsive & Showing Signs Of Recovery
The Wal-Mart truck driver, Kevin Roper, a 35 year old Jonesboro, Georgia man who caused the crash on New Jersey turnpike that fatally killed one person and left several others injured including, actor and comedian, Tracy Morgan, has turned himself into the police and been charged with vehicular homicide.
Roper, along with his attorney turned himself into the police and was released on $50,000 bond Saturday night.
The other passengers on Tracy’s bus who were seriously hurt in the crash and also currently in critical condition is, 36 year old Jeffery Milea of Shelton, CT and 43 year old Ardie Fuqua Jr. of Jersey City, NJ. Harris Stanton was also a passenger on the bus, but was treated and released from the hospital. There were two limo drivers on board as well, but neither of them were injured.
Sadly, 63 year old comedian James “Jimmy” McNair was also a passenger on the limo bus, but he didn’t make it and died due to the crash. McNair was a friend and mentor of Tracy’s.
Middlesex’s prosecutor office said, the 35 year old Wal-Mart truck driver, Kevin Roper, failed to slow for traffic ahead and in an attempt to avoid a collision he swerved the big rig, ultimately slamming into Tracy Morgan’s Mercedes Benz limo bus, causing it to overturn and flip. The accident also caused a chain reaction which prompted another tractor-trailer truck, an SUV and two cars to take part in the crash. It’s reported none of the other motorist were injured.
Wal-Mart President, Bill Simon, said “Wal-Mart will take full responsibility, if authorities determine its truck caused the accident.”
It’s reported that Tracy Morgan is showing signs of recovery, while still in intensive care at Robert Wood Johnson hospital.
“Tracy remains in critical condition, but has been more responsive today, which is an incredibly encouraging sign,” his rep said in a statement.
“He sustained a number of injuries including a broken leg, a broken femur, a broken nose and several broken ribs. He had surgery earlier today on his leg. We expect him to remain in the hospital for several weeks. His family is tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans.”
Tracy and his crew remain in our prayers. It’s good news that Tracy is recovering. Our prayers are also with Kevin Roper, the Walmart truck driver, because I’m sure he’s feeling an overwhelming amount of guilt, negligence and sorrow. We send our condolences to the family of Jimmy McNair. May he rest in peace.