06/11/2014 03:29 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Walmart Refutes Twitter Account Reported As Linked To Trucker In Tracy Morgan Crash (UPDATED)


UPDATE: A Walmart spokesperson told The Huffington Post that the account does not belong to Kevin Roper.

Original Report Below:

The trucker charged in the deadly crash that injured comedian Tracy Morgan has apparently taken to Twitter to defend himself.

Kevin Roper, 35, is charged with death by auto and assault by auto after the Saturday morning crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed comedian James McNair and badly injured Morgan who is still hospitalized.

Authorities alleged in a criminal complaint that Roper had not slept in 24 hours, but in tweets that multiple media outlets have attributed to Roper, the trucker denies that claim.

He also said media attention is the reason he's facing such serious charges.

It could not be immediately confirmed that Roper is behind the Twitter account, but the Daily News reports that one of his "friends" said the account does belonged to Roper.

Roper also apparently tweeted "I wish it was me and I can't express how horrible I feel."

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