11/29/2016 2:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The guy behind the wheel of the Walmart truck that nearly killed Tracy Morgan has struck a plea deal in hopes of dodging jail time.
The driver, Kevin Roper, reportedly pled guilty Tuesday to vehicular homicide and 4 counts of aggravated assault … stemming from the horrific 2014 crash that severely injured Tracy and killed his friend, James McNair.
Roper had been awake more than 24 hours when he slammed into Tracy’s limo bus on the NJ Turnpike.
As part of the deal … Roper will enter a 3-year intervention program that includes 300 hours of community service. If he stays out of trouble after that, the charges will be dropped.
The judge still needs to sign off on the deal.
The news comes a week after Walmart reached a settlement with its insurance company.