Trucker Accused of Slamming Truck into Tracy Morgan's Limo Appears in Court

Prosecutors allege that driver Kevin Roper was extremely sleep deprived when he crashed his truck.
1:47 | 06/11/14

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Transcript for Trucker Accused of Slamming Truck into Tracy Morgan's Limo Appears in Court
We're getting a clearer picture this evening about a real danger American roadways just how long -- the drivers in those tractor trailers been awake. The driver at the center of that horrific crash involving comedian Tracy Morgan in court today and we learned something about his very long commute before he even began his work. -- -- -- -- -- -- Truck driver Kevin -- silent in for today. Accused of slamming his Wal-Mart big break into that little bus carrying comedian Tracy -- -- general -- it is hard Canada day. Tonight the NTSB is investigating -- strenuous commute they say he lives in Georgia. But works in Delaware the accident happened in New Jersey prosecutors -- roper hadn't slept in more than 24 hours. Morgan's writing partner was killed -- himself still in critical condition and to -- we're hearing firsthand from friend Harris Stanton. Who was also in that limo ever so fast and we stopped. Search is on top of me and I didn't see anyone else police believe the truck driver dozed off at the wield the case now triggering an intense debate across the nation. Daphne -- -- has been sounding the alarm. Since her son was killed in a crash with a tired trucker 65%. Of drivers admitted falling asleep and -- -- Truckers telling us they don't -- enough. They don't always get on us now. This job is not -- UW -- Truckers are now limited to seventy hour work weeks but congress is moving ahead with plans to raise the limit to 82 hours. Leading advocates like -- -- to worry. The situation is about to get worse. Meanwhile roper has pleaded not guilty and Wal-Mart telling us tonight as the facts continue to unfold we will review our transportation policies. And procedures David.

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