The Walmart driver charged in the fatal crash that left comedian Tracy Morgan critically injured was going 20 miles per hour above the posted speed limit and had been driving for close to 10 hours, federal officials said Thursday.
The National Transportation Safety Board said that because of construction work on the New Jersey Turnpike, the speed limit was lowered from 55 mph to 45 mph on the stretch where the June 7 accident occurred.
But data from the truck shows that in the 60 seconds before the tractor-trailer slammed into the back of the limo bus carrying Morgan and six others, it was traveling at 65 mph.
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