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Tracy Morgan undergoes surgery to repair broken leg

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Tracy Morgan speaks onstage at Spike TV's 'Don Rickles: One Night Only' on May 6, 2014 in New York City.
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Tracy Morgan speaks onstage at Spike TV's 'Don Rickles: One Night Only' on May 6, 2014 in New York City.
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Commedian Tracy Morgan who was involved in a traffic accident underwent surgery to repair his leg on June 8, 2014 at the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. The crash broke Tracy's nose, leg, femur and several ribs ABC News reports.

Spokesman and publicist, Lewis Kay said in statement, "We expect him to remain in the hospital for several weeks. His family is tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans."

The update on Tracy, according to Lewis Kay, is, "He has been more responsive, which is an incredibly encouraging sign."

The accident happened Saturday morning around 1 a.m. when a tractor trailer slammed into the limo bus that Tracy and six others traveled in. Tracy, fellow passengers Jeffrey Millea, Ardie Fuqua Jr. are listed in critical condition. Harris Stanton was treated and released. James McNair, also known as Jimmy Mack, from Peeksville, New York passed away in the crash.

The limo driver, Tyrone Gale, told ABC News that after the vehicle turned over, he was disoriented at first. He said, "I climbed around and heard Tracy screaming for help. I climbed up on the body of the limo bus ... but I couldn't reach them."

The truck driver, Kevin Roper allegedly failed to notice that the traffic had slowed down until it was too late. he swerved to avoid other vehicles, but slammed into Tracy's limo bus instead. The incident caused six vehicle collision, but only the members in Tracy's limo were injured.

Kevin is a driver for Wal-Mart. According to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, he turned himself in to the state police and was later released on $50,000 bond. A court hearing is set for Monday.

Spokesman David Tovar, a Wal-Mart spokesman, reports that Kevin is on Administrative leave from his Wal-mart truck driving job.

Bill Simon, the president of Wal-Mart issued a statement that if law enforcement finds that his truck is to blame, his company "will take full responsibility."

Tracy was on his way home from Dover, Delaware after performing at the Dover DownHotel & Casino. Tracy is known for his acting in Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. He starred in two episodes of Animal Planets, "Tanked." Brett Raymer and Wayde King built Tracy a shark tank and a octopus tank.

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