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Feds say trucker in Morgan crash was speeding

FILE - This file photo originally provided by

FILE - This file photo originally provided by the New Jersey State Police shows Kevin Roper, a Wal-Mart truck driver from Georgia, who was charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto on the New Jersey Turnpike on June 7, 2014, that left actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and two others critically injured and another man dead. A report on the crash says Roper was speeding before the crash. The preliminary report released Thursday, June 19, by the National Transportation Safety Board says Roper was driving 65 mph at the time of the crash. (AP Photo/New Jersey State Police) (June 19, 2014 2:38 PM)

(AP) -- The driver of a tractor-trailer that plowed into a limousine van carrying comedian Tracy Morgan and several friends, killing one and severely injuring Morgan and two others, was speeding in the final moments before the crash, according to a preliminary report released Thursday.

Wal-Mart driver Kevin Roper was going 65 mph in a 45 mph zone just before the June 7 crash on the New Jersey...

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