Wal-Mart Truck Driver Accused of Injuring Tracy Morgan Was Allegedly Awake for 28 Hours

Driver refutes NTSB claims; Wal-Mart settles with comedian.
1:41 | 08/12/15

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Transcript for Wal-Mart Truck Driver Accused of Injuring Tracy Morgan Was Allegedly Awake for 28 Hours
Pollution the EPA add administrator will see for herself. Major developments in that deadly crash involving comedian Tracy Morgan. The ntsb releasing these images from inside the limo. What we've just learned about the truck driver awake for 28 hours at the time of the crash. ABC's Linzie Janis on the case. Reporter: Tonight new details on what caused the crash that seriously injured comedian Tracy Morgan. Fighting every day. Reporter: The national transportation safety board blaming the accident on driver fatigue, reporting 35-year-old Walmart truck driver Kevin roper had been awake for 28 hours when he slammed into the limo-van Morgan was riding in. According to the report, roper was speeding, going 65 miles per hour, 20 miles over the limit in a construction zone, slamming into the back of Morgan's vehicle sending it crashing into three other cars before flipping on to its side. This photo showing the van's twisted interior. One passenger killed, four others injured including Morgan who suffered a traumatic brain injury. None of them wearing sbelths. And a sobering statistic tonight -- heavy trucks are involved in nearly one in 8 deadly crashes. That number going up to one in four in construction Zones. Regulators saying driver fatigue often a factor. David, roper has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide. And tonight his lawyer tells us he disputes the ntsb's conclusion. Just a few months ago, Walmart accepting responsibility, settling a lawsuit with Morgan. David? Linzie Janis reporting

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