UPDATE: SNL Alum Tracy Morgan Critically Hurt In N.J. Turnpike Crash; One Killed

One person was killed and four others hospitalized in the wreck. Victims taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J.

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An investigation is continuing into a fatal crash on the New Jersey Turnpike Saturday that critically injured Tracy Morgan, former star of Saturday Night Live and the television show "30 Rock," according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.

UPDATE: A truck driver has been charged with causing the crash. Read Patch's update by clicking here.

The prosecutor’s office planned to issue a news release later Saturday on the six-car crash that hospitalized four, including Morgan.

Police confirmed that Morgan and the other victims were being treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. James McNair, 63, of Peekskill, N.Y., a passenger in the limo bus, was killed in the crash.

Police confirmed Morgan was riding in a limo bus when the accident occurred in Cranbury in Middlesex County; the wreck involved two tractor-trailers and an SUV.

At 1:18 a.m., police received a report of a car overturning, with entrapped passengers, at the New Jersey Turnpike's 71.5 mile-marker. A Medevac helicopter transported the victims to the hospital, according to police.

Sgt. Gregory Williams of the State Police acknowledged that the driver of the tractor-trailer may have failed to observe slow-moving traffic ahead, swerving to avoid the Mercedes limo bus but struck it from behind.

The limo then overturned.

Morgan performed Friday night at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in Dover, Delaware, CNN reported.

grace June 08, 2014 at 08:38 AM
maybe he is an accountant?
Monk June 08, 2014 at 09:51 AM
OK. Millions of aborted unwanted children doesn't come close to the tragedy of an injured comic. I stand corrected. Thanks.
Marynary June 08, 2014 at 10:21 AM
" You must be one of those crazy Jebus freak Christians!! " Christians are now considered crazy in the USA? It sure is a wonderful progressive society we live in today. (BTW that was said sarcastically)
Great scott June 08, 2014 at 11:44 PM
I would safely consider some Christians as crazy as some Muslims, in the sense that it is either their way or no ones way. I've seen some very extreme, one sided Christians. As well as Muslims obviously. (I'm not stating that I don't like someone for their beliefs, just the facts)
Great scott June 08, 2014 at 11:47 PM
And I really hope Tracy will be ok. Unlike when a dime a dozen actor passes away, it is actually worth mourning for when a person that contributes their comedy style to society passes or gets hurt. After all, laughter is the best medicine. And maybe an apple. Prayers go out to Mr. McNair.


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