According to new information released by the National Transportation Safety Board, the devastating crash that killed one passenger and put comedian and former Saturday Night Live star Tracy Morgan in a coma last year was caused by a truck driver who was speeding and had been awake for more than 28 hours prior to the crash.

One tragic aspect of roadway deaths is that so often they could have been prevented," said NTSB Chairman Chris Hart… The safety board has long raised concerns about operator fatigue leading to accidents across all modes of transportation, from airline pilots to train engineers.

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ABC 6: NTSB: Truck Driver in Tracy Morgan Crash Awake More Than 28 Hours