Comedian Tracy Morgan has been seriously injured and is in critical condition following a fatal six-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike early Saturday morning. According to New Jersey State Police, one person has been pronounced dead while three others involved in the accident are also currently in critical condition.
Authorities close to the situation say the former "30 Rock" actor was in a limo bus with six other people at approximately 1 a.m. Saturday morning when the vehicle overturned near Trenton, N.J. between exits 7A and 8A. Complete details of the accident have not been released as the cause of the crash is still under investigation, but according to state police, there were two tractor trailers involved in the crash.
An SUV and two passenger vehicles were said to be involved in the accident that police believed may have been caused by one of the tractor trailers that may have rear ended the limo bus, but again, that is just based on preliminary results. Police also do not expect the use of drugs or alcohol to be a cause of the accident. Morgan was rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University in New Brunswick where he is currently in intensive care according to a spokesperson at the hospital.
The 45-year-old Morgan recently released a new Comedy Central stand-up special called "Tracy Morgan: Bona Fide" as he returned to performing uncensored stand-up routines after "30 Rock" went off the air. Known as refreshingly unpredictable, Morgan is a comedian who doesn't hold back and through his honesty admitted he doesn't "like how people are so sensitive today," in an politically incorrect era.
The "Saturday Night Live" alum was scheduled to make an appearance at Dover Downs Casino in Dover, Delaware on Friday night and was reportedly traveling to his home in Bergen County, N.J. when the accident occurred. Tracy Morgan also recently performed at the Tropicana in Atlantic City on May 3.