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Comedian Tracy Morgan critically injured in NJ Turnpike crash

Police say actor Tracy Morgan was critically injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Cranberry, New Jersey early Saturday morning.
Police say actor Tracy Morgan was critically injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Cranberry, New Jersey early Saturday morning.

The accident happened around 1:30 a.m. on the New Jersey Turnpike near mile 72.

The crash involved six vehicles, including two tractor trailers and a limousine bus carrying Tracy Morgan.

Morgan was taken by ambulance to Robert Wood Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

"His family is now with him and he is receiving excellent care," read a statement from his rep, Lewis Kay.

Police say one person was pronounced dead at the scene. He was James McNair, 63, of Peekskill, NY. McNair was a comedy writer for Morgan.

There were a total of seven people on the limo bus, including the driver, the "30 Rock" star, McNair, and Morgan's assistant Jeff Millea, according to New Jersey State Police. All of the victims who were killed or injured were on the bus.

Millea is also in critical condition after he was injured, said an official briefed on the investigation. Two others on board the limo bus were injured in crash but their conditions haven't been released.

New photos of the crash scene:



Police believe a truck rear ended a limo bus that Morgan was riding in, causing the crash, an official briefed on the investigation told ABC News.

Morgan was returning from a performance on his "Turn it Funny" tour in Dover, Del., Friday night.

"This is what it looks like from the stage to see a standing ovation from 1500 people. Then we traveled back to NYC in style in a luxury Mercedes Sprinter. Road life is a good life! #tracymorgan," comedian Ardie Fuqua, who opened for Morgan, posted to Instagram shortly after midnight.

Morgan was scheduled to perform in Charlotte, N.C., tonight but the appearance has been canceled.

Morgan has four children, including a daughter who his fiancee Megan Wollover gave birth to last July.
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