Truck Driver In Crash That Killed Peekskill's McNair Pleads Not Guilty

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The driver of a truck that crashed into a bus killing Peekskill comedian James McNair pleaded not guilty to charges of vehicular manslaughter and assault by auto recently.
The driver of a truck that crashed into a bus killing Peekskill comedian James McNair pleaded not guilty to charges of vehicular manslaughter and assault by auto recently. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The driver of the truck that crashed into a bus carrying Peekskill comedian James McNair and left Saturday Night Live star Tracy Morgan in critical condition pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges that he was sleep deprived the night of the accident, according to CNN. 

Kevin Roper was driving a Walmart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike when he collided with the bus, was charged with vehicular homicide and assault by auto. Police reports allege Roper had been awake for more than 24 hours at the time of the crash, CNN said. 

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