The driver involved in Tracy Morgan's car crash has issued a statement of sorts via Twitter. The jury's out regarding whether it was the best course of action.
Kevin Roper, the Walmart truck driver being blamed for the six-vehicle pile up on Saturday, which resulted in the 30 Rock star being admitted to a New Jersey hospital in a critical condition and the death of comedian Jimmy Mack, has expressed his condolences to the victims and refuted officers' claims the accident was caused by his lack of sleep in the hours before the collision.
Roper posted the following on his page:
The driver went on to call the allegations "bulls**t" and believes they were fabricated because of the media interest in the case.
He continued: "Once again the accident was horrific and we lost a precious life, but please remember i was not drunk, high, (I was tested and passed) under any influence of any drug or alcohol, i had an 'ACCIDENT' which unfortunately occurred with a lot of media spotlight. If my ACCIDENT occurs with no media spotlight i am issued a few traffic tickets... The excuse of me being up 24 hours is complete BS! I was never charged at the scene of the accident because once again i was not guilty of any crime. Not until all the TV cameras came did the police all of a sudden make a determination i was up 24 hours (sounds good and sells papers) also covers their ass."
He ended with...
So yes i am now most likely fu*ked because i had an unfortunate ACCIDENT with the wrong car that night.
— Kevin Roper (@Kevinmoneytalks) June 10, 2014
Tracy, 45, was on his way home for a comedy show in Delaware when his limo bus was hit by the Walmart vehicle and overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike.