blue-truck-on-road-editThe truck driver who caused the fatal weekend crash that left a comedian injured was allegedly awake for more than 24 hours before the incident occurred.

Around 1 a.m. the truck driver failed to observe slow moving traffic ahead. He swerved to avoid hitting the limo bus carrying the victim and four others. The limo bus overturned upon impact with the truck; four other vehicles were also involved in the collision.

No one in the other vehicles were injured. However, the limo bus passengers were injured and one man was killed. The comedian was severely injured and suffered several broken bones, he remains in the hospital under critical condition.

The driver who was driving a truck for Wal-Mart, has been charged with vehicular homicide and assault by auto; he turned himself into police on Saturday night and has been released on bail.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Board plans to investigate safety issues related to commercial trucking and limousine safety. It has not been reported if any of the vehicle passengers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.