Drowsy driving has been identified as the root cause of the tragic accident that critically injured Tracy Morgan and 4 others in his vehicle. The accident killed comic James “Jimmy Mack” McNair.
The driver of the Wal-Mart truck causing the accident, Kevin Roper, 35, has been charged with vehicular homicide and injury by auto for operating his commercial vehicle after not having slept for more than 24 hours, resulting in the fatal crash, according to prosecutors.
Drowsy driving is the circumstance where a driver operates a vehicle with limited sleep or in a sleep deprived or sleep needed situation. Drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 crashes a year, resulting in 40,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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