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Comedian Tracy Morgan critically injured in N.J. Turnpike crash, 1 dead

“Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” alum, Tracy Morgan, 45, is in intensive care in a New Brunswick, N.J. hospital after being involved in a serious wreck on the New Jersey Turnpike around 1 a.m. on June 7. One person is dead and three more are in a critical condition as a result of that crash.

Morgan’s limo bus was allegedly rear-ended by a tractor-trailer, causing his vehicle to overturn.
Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Spike TV

USA Today reported that Morgan was riding in a limo bus just north of Trenton early this morning when his bus collided with two tractor-trailers on the turnpike. Reportedly, one of those tractor-trailers rear-ended Morgan’s bus, causing the comedian’s vehicle to roll over. In total, six separate vehicles were involved in the deadly crash. In addition to one dead and three listed as being in critical condition, one person was hospitalized and is listed in fair condition.

Following the crash, Morgan was transported to the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in New Brunswick. The comedian was scheduled to appear at Dover Downs Casino in Dover, Del., Friday night “and was presumably traveling home to Bergen County, N.J.”

CNN reported Sgt. Gregory Williams of the New Jersey State Police as stipulating that the crash took place in Robbinsville, which is located in Mercer County, N.J. Williams confirmed that Morgan’s limo bus overturned after it was involved in that wreck with the two tractor-trailers. One SUV was also involved in the crash.

"The limo bus is the only vehicle that overturned," Williams said. "Looks like one of the tractor-trailers may have rear-ended that limo bus, but that's preliminary at this time."

Williams also went on record as saying that there was no evidence that alcohol played a part in the crash. Williams also said that the investigation into the crash is still ongoing. A spokesperson for the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center confirmed that four persons from that crash are being treated at the New Brunswick facility. The spokesperson could not and would not comment any further on any specifics concerning Morgan’s condition.

Morgan was performing in Delaware as part of a live and ongoing comedy tour. He was scheduled to perform next in Charlotte, N.C. and Washington, D.C.

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