“30 Rock” comedian Tracy Morgan is still in critical condition due to a car crash that happened last Saturday, June 7, 2014 in New Jersey. Morgan was riding a Mercedes Sprinter limousine with six other friends including 63-year-old comedian James McNair, who unfortunately, died. The limo that Morgan and his friends were riding was struck by a Wal-Mart operated tractor trailer from behind, which reportedly caused six vehicles to topple because of the sudden impact.
According to CNN, Morgan is “more responsive,” which was what his publicist claimed. However, he is still not out of the woods yet. Morgan and his friends came from the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware. It was part of the “Turn it Funny” comedy stand-up tour.
Morgan is in the Intensive Care Unit (I.C.U.) of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. ABC News reported that the “30 Rock” comedian’s rep Lewis Kay said that Morgan had multiple injuries and underwent surgery for it. He broke his leg, femur, nose and ribs.
The Wal-Mart truck driver involved in Morgan’s car crash is 35-year-old Kevin Roper from Jonesboro, Georgia, who turned himself to the police on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Roper was charged with four counts of assault by auto and one count of death by auto. According to James O’Neill, a spokesman for the Middlesex, New Jersey, District Attorney’s office, Roper posted a $50,000 bail.
Aside from Morgan and McNair, Harris Stanton, Jeffrey Millea and Ardie Fuqua were among the injured. They were also brought to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
Even though “30 Rock” comedian Tracy Morgan is still in critical condition due to the said car crash, there are still reports that he already died, which is not true. Unfortunately, the news of Tracy Morgan’s accident has fueled false reports of his death. He is not just a victim of a car crash, he is also a victim of a death hoax! The search word “Tracy Morgan Dead” even trended online!
Morgan is best known for his role as Tracy Jordan in “30 Rock.” He was a host of “Saturday Night Live” in 2009 and appeared again on the show in 2011. The 45-year-old comedian also did some voice acting for animated movies such as “Rio” and “Rio 2.”
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