Wal-Mart truck driver, Kevin Roper, responds to reports that he was asleep at the wheel, drunk, drugged out and/or negligent in paying attention to the road. TMZ said that the trucker believes he is being railroaded because the accident involved celebrities. A Twitter account which appears to belong to Kevin Roper gives his side of the story.
Kevin took to Twitter on June 10, 2014, to post his statement concerning the fatal accident that happened on June 7, 2014.
One of Kevin’s tweets reads, "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."
Kevin posted his condolences to James McNair who passed away at the scene of the accident, adding, “i wish it was me and i can’t express how horrible i feel.”
Kevin denies saying to police or media that he was awake for 24 hours. “These are lies being spread because they are pressured to make an arrest as this accident was being covered "NATIONALLY" because a famous person was involved.”
Kevin’s final thoughts on the matter are, "So yes i am now most likely fu*ked because i had an unfortunate ACCIDENT with the wrong car that night."
He maintains he was not drunk or high that night. He said that he was tested and passed.
Tracy Morgan, Jeffrey Millea, and Ardie Fuqua Jr. are listed in critical condition. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all involved.
This horrible accident could have happened to anyone. If Kevin had the same sort of accident on that New Jersey turnpike, where he hit ordinary people, would he be in the place he is now? Or has the police and/or media, because of the celebrity status of the limo bus occupants, put their own thoughts into the matter to settle the case quickly? Tell your thoughts below in the comments section.