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Grand jury to decide fate of trucker in Tracy Morgan crash

Tracy Morgan Crash
Posted at 6:12 PM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 13:13:47-05

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey grand jury is set to decide whether to indict the trucker accused of slamming into Tracy Morgan's limo last year.

That was revealed Tuesday in a court hearing where an attorney for driver Kevin Roper sought to have charges of vehicular homicide and assault by auto thrown out.

The Jonesboro, Georgia, man is charged in the June 2014 crash that killed comedian James McNair and seriously injured Morgan and others.

Roper was driving for Wal-Mart. He was charged last June but hasn't been indicted.

NJ.com reports an assistant Middlesex County prosecutor told the judge a county grand jury would release its findings Wednesday.

Roper's lawyer, David Glassman, wants the charges dismissed, citing what he said was unfair pretrial publicity generated by Morgan's multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Wal-Mart.