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'Sleeping' truck driver charged over Tracy Morgan crash


A TRUCK driver who allegedly fell asleep at the wheel causing a six-car pile up which left comedian Tracy Morgan in a critical condition and his friend dead, has been charged.

The 30 Rock star and his entourage were being chauffeured from a show in Delaware back to New York City at about 1am on Saturday (June 7) when a Walmart truck driver rear-ended their limousine bus and caused the fatal collision.

Among his many injuries, Morgan has been left with a broken leg and is reportedly in a critical, but stable condition.

Morgan's assistant Jeffrey Millea, 36, and comedian Ardie Fuqua are also in a critical condition, while 62-year-old McNair, who performed as Jimmy Mack and was one of Morgan's closest friends, died at the scene.

The comic's wife is said to be 'traumatised' and his ex-wife has revealed 'he's not in good shape' after being pulled from the wreckage.

Comic Harris Stanton was treated and released from hospital. Two others in the limo were unhurt, including the driver.

Truck driver Kevin Roper, 35, has been charged with death by auto and also faces four counts of assault by auto. Bail was set at $50,000 and he is expected to surrender.

New Jersey State Police Sgt. Gregory Williams said Roper, from Jonesboro in Georgia, apparently failed to notice slow traffic ahead of his 18-wheeler and swerved at the last minute to avoid a crash near Cranbury Township.

But the vehicle plowed into the back of the limo, a 2012 Mercedes Benz Sprinter, prompting a chain-reaction crash with a second tractor-trailer, an SUV and two cars. The limo rotated clockwise and flipped over.

ABC News reported the driver was 'dozing', but police would not confirm the report.

Morgan's ex-wife Sabina Morgan told New York Daily News the crash has shocked and distressed family members.

'He’s not in good shape. I’m traumatised. I’m so upset. I can’t believe it. It’s like I’m in a nightmare,' the mother of three of Morgan's children said.

'We’re just still vigilant with prayer...They’re (our children) not holding up well at all"

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