Kevin Roper, the Wal-Mart truck driver who has been charged in a crash that left one person dead, and comedian Tracy Morgan and three others hospitalized, apparently isn’t sitting back and waiting for his trial to proclaim his innocence.
On Tuesday, a series of tweets emerged from an account linked to the 35-year-old who was recently released on $50,000 bond. A recent criminal complaint alleged that Roper had gone more than 24 hours with little sleep. Tweets from the account say that wasn’t true and that the story was created once police realized that Morgan was involved in the accident.
“Once again the accident was horrific and we lost a precious life, but please remember I was not drunk, high (I was tested and passed),” read the first of five tweets, the New York Daily News reports.
“I had an ‘ACCIDENT’ which unfortunately occurred with a lot of media spotlight,” the tweets read. “I was never charged at the scene of the accident because once again I was not guilty of any crime.”
“The police all of a sudden make a determination I was up for 24 hours (sounds good and sells papers) also covers their ass,” a fourth tweet said.
The final tweet read: “So yes I am now most likely f–ked because I had an unfortunate ACCIDENT with the wrong car that night.”
Roper, 35, has been charged with “vehicular homicide and assault,” the Daily News reports.
A Wal-Mart spokesperson told the Daily News that Roper doesn’t have a Twitter account, but a friend of the driver told the newspaper that he does in fact use the social media site.
The Daily News notes that Morgan, 45, was still listed in critical but stable condition at a New Jersey hospital and has a long road to recovery as he is expected to be in the hospital for several weeks. James (Jimmy Mack) McNair, Morgan’s friend and mentor, was killed in the late-night crash.