Transcript for Wal-Mart Driver in Tracy Morgan Crash Accepts Plea Deal
Developing details on the New Jersey Turnpike crash that injured Tracy Morgan and kill comedian James McNair. The driver of the tractor trailer who hit the limo the two were riding in has just accepted a plea deal. New Jersey reporter Toni Yates alive in New Brunswick with the story Tony. And David that drive academy roper led a very law abiding life before this accident that could have put him in prison. For several years but his attorney said no one involved in this case wanted to see that happen so they work to make sure that justice was served in another way. Old news. So it. With that Kevin roper faces no jail time in 2000 which crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. That killed James and leftist friends comedian Tracy Morgan. And three others injured. Rove who was driving a tractor trailer for Wal-Mart when he fell asleep and the we'll. And crashed limousine scary mortgage and his onto lives. After a comedy show on Philadelphia in the two years since that accident and that's prosecutors and Morgan attorneys. Have been working on his plea deal. Oprah pleads guilty to vehicular homicide and several counts of aggravated assault. One for each person entered an exchange he entered into a pretrial intervention program for three years he completes 300 hours of service he has maintained full time employment pay the fines associated with the case advocate no criminal offenses if he does that plainly. All of the charges he pled guilty to today are white from his record his attorney spoke up. The fortunate thing about this issue can go forward with his life working and doing what he's supposed to do so he completes the program. Charges will be extinguished he won't have a criminal record in this incidental be behind him. So. And that says he said that's where we always sort of should be more in the civil courts not the criminal courts so this is a way to bridge to gap. Yet the prosecutor in this case says she did reach out to Tracy Morgan's attorney and they attorney that the other people. Who were injured to let them know that this plea deal what's happening it will probably be accepted. She got no response from any of them but I we're live hearing about the Tony it's channel seven Eyewitness News.
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