The Wal-Mart Stores Inc. driver whose truck crashed into a limousine carrying actor Tracy Morgan was in the 14th hour of a work shift that began the day before, which is within allowable limits, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board.
The report also said the driver, 35-year-old Kevin Roper of Jonesboro, Georgia, may have been speeding.
FULL REPORT: From NTSB Web site.
Roper had spent June 6 making deliveries and pickups throughout New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania, NTSB said. His work shift began at 11:22 a.m. EDT at a Wal-Mart facility in Smyrna, Delaware.
At 12:20 a.m. June 7, Roper left a company location near Bristol, Pennsylvania, en route to Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the safety board said. The crash occurred 30 minutes after leaving. The truck’s electronic log showed Roper had driven 9 hours, 37 minutes, NTSB said. He had been on duty for 13 hours, 32 minutes. It is approximately 26 miles from Cranbury to Perth Amboy, according to Google Maps.