Comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in a six-vehicle accident in New Jersey on Saturday and is in the hospital in critical condition. One person died in the accident and seven others were hospitalized. Morgan was airlifted to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey after the accident.
Morgan, 45, performed the night before the accident at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Delaware. According to the New Jersey State Police spokesman, Morgan and Jeffrey Millea were traveling in a limousine when a tractor trailer hit them from behind. It caused a chain reaction that included five different vehicles. According to the police, the tractor trailer didn’t observe the slower moving traffic when it crashed into the limo.
Tracy Morgan’s spokesperson said that the comedian was in critical condition at the moment. He said that Morgan’s family is with him and that there shouldn’t be any change in his status today. Further details will be released when they are known. Harris Stanton and Ardley Fuqua Jr. were also riding in Morgan’s limo and are also in critical condition. James McNair, 63, died as a result of the accident. Criminal charges might be pending.
Morgan broke out thanks to his role in the sketch comedy series “Saturday Night Live.” He reached his biggest levels of popularity when he starred in the NBC comedy “30 Rock,” playing an over-the-top version of himself. Most recently, fans saw him in the comedy tribute to Don Rickles on Spike TV. He also appeared in movies such as “Cop Out” and “Death at a Funeral.”
Tracy Morgan also starred in “The Tracy Morgan Show,” which ran for two years and hosted a hidden camera show called “Scare Tactics.” Morgan was raised by a single mother in New York City and lived a controversial life once he became famous. He was arrested twice for drunk driving and it took his son to convince him to turn his life around. He said at one time that he was glad he turned his life around soon enough to save his life.