Tracy Morgan was involved in a fatal car crash on Saturday morning in New Jersey. He is in critical condition. NBC claims a luxury limo bus overturned. Two tractor-trailers and an SUV were also involved. NBC says one of the tractor trailers came up on slow moving traffic and caused the wreck.
TMZ claims Tracy has a broken femur, a broken nose and several broken ribs.
Contact Music claims Kevin Roper has been charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto. Roper was driving a Walmart truck. Walmart says: “This is a tragedy and we are profoundly sorry that one of our trucks was involved. We are working quickly to understand what happened and are cooperating fully with law enforcement to aid their investigation.”
Hollywoodlife.com claims James McNair, a comedy writer and friend of Tracy’s, died in the crash.
Tracy’s rep says: “While Tracy remains in critical condition, he has been more responsive today, which is an incredibly encouraging sign. He had surgery earlier today on his leg. 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.”
Jay Mohr: “I’m from NJ. For the Turnpike to be closed for hours is incredibly, frighteningly rare … I love you @RealTracyMorgan. No more comics, God.”
Mike Epps: “Say a prayer for my man @RealTracyMorgan.”
Sheryl Underwood: “please pray for Tracy & His Family.”
Jon Favreau: “Saying a prayer for @RealTracyMorgan”
Andy Cohen: “I am praying for @RealTracyMorgan this morning!!! What a great guy.”
Gilbert Gottfried: “Get well @RealTracyMorgan #TracyMorgan.”
DL Hughley: “Prayers for my dude Tracy Morgan!!#TeamDl.”
Josh Groban: “Oh no…wishing @RealTracyMorgan full recovery and everyone else involved in the crash.”