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Tracy Morgan Critically Injured in Car Crash

Written by on June 7, 2014


Actor Tracy Morgan was in critical condition early Saturday after a limo bus he was riding in crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike, according to multiple reports.

The limo bus, which was carrying Morgan and six others, overturned at around 1 a.m. Saturday morning near Cranbury Township, Sgt. First Class Greg Williams of the New Jersey State Police told The Associated Press. The accident involved six vehicles, including two tractor trailers and an SUV, authorities told CNN. At least one person was killed, and four others have been hospitalized.

Morgan, 45, is in intensive care at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in New Brunswick, N.J., according to NBC Philadelphia.

The actor and comedian is known for his roles on “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock.”

A spokesman at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey, says a patient named Tracy Morgan is in critical condition there.

There was no immediate word on other injuries from the accident.

Williams says two tractor-trailers, a sports utility vehicle and two cars, along with Morgan’s limo bus, were involved in the accident. There is no immediate word on the cause of the pileup.

The 45-year-old Bronx native joined “Saturday Night Live” in 1996 and was on the sketch-comedy program for seven years before leaving to star in “The Tracy Morgan Show” in 2003. That show lasted just one season. In 2006, Morgan found a long-running role in NBC’s hit show “30 Rock,” which was created by SNL co-star Tina Fey.

The New Jersey Turnpike was closed for more than five hours after the crash and was reopened at about 6:30 a.m.