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Monday, June 9th, 2014

Tracy Morgan Remains in Critical Condition After Fatal Car Wreck

tracymorganWhile traveling home in a limo van from a show in Delaware late Friday night, Tracy Morgan and his crew of passengers including Morgan's writing partner James McNair and standups Ardie Fuqua and Harris Stanton were hit by a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike in what resulted in a six-car accident, which tragically killed McNair, injured Fuqua and Stanton, and left Morgan in critical condition with broken ribs as well as a broken nose, leg, and femur. "He has been more responsive, which is an incredibly encouraging sign," Morgan's publicist announced on Sunday following Morgan's leg surgery. "We expect him to remain in the hospital for several weeks."

The driver of the Walmart tractor-trailer has been charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto and turned himself into police over the weekend, and though it's alleged that he fell asleep at the wheel the full details of the accident are still under investigation. According to Morgan's publicist, his family "is tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring and support from his fans."