Kevin Roper, a Walmart truck driver blamed for a six-car pileup in New Jersey that critically injured Tracy Morgan and killed comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair, pled not guilty in court on Wednesdsay.
He tweeted his innocence on Tuesday and said he is being charged because a celebrity was involved.
He wrote, “As for the accident i have some things to get off my chest that the media and police have neglected to report. First off i never said i was awake for 24 hours, not once did i say that to any law enforcement or media person. 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.”
Roper remained silent in court and outside as reporters swarmed him.
A future court date has not yet been set.