Truck Driver Accused in Tracy Morgan Crash Pleads Not Guilty to Vehicular Homicide, Assault by Auto Charges

June 11, 2014 8:23 PM

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The driver behind the wheel of the truck that plowed into a limo bus carrying Tracy Morgan early Saturday morning pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to one count of vehicular homicide and four counts of assault by auto. If convicted, each count of assault by auto carries a maximum 18-month prison term, while the vehicular homicide charge carries a five- to 10-year prison sentence.

Comedian James "Jimmy Mack" McNair, a longtime friend and mentor of Morgan's, was killed and four others were injured. Morgan, 45, underwent surgery for a broken leg on Sunday and remains hospitalized in critical yet stable condition.

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