Tuesday 24 October 2017

Morgan crash 911 call released

A witness to the aftermath of the fatal New Jersey Turnpike crash that injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian described the scene as "terrible."

New Jersey state police have released a portion of three 911 calls. One of the callers reports a "terrible accident" with a vehicle flipped over onto its side.

The crash early killed 62-year-old James McNair and injured 30 Rock star Tracy and three others. The driver of Tracy's limo and another passenger were unhurt.

A Wal-Mart truck driver has been charged with death by auto and assault by auto.

Tracy and two of the injured passengers are in critical but stable condition at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. The group was returning from a show Morgan had given in Delaware.

The truck driver accused of triggering the crash hadn't slept for more than 24 hours before the accident, authorities have said.

Wal-Mart trucker Kevin Roper is expected to make an initial appearance in state court on June 11. It was unclear if Roper had retained an attorney but he remained free after posting 50,000-dollar bond.

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