NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan’s in intensive care after the limousine bus he was riding in was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, state police said.

The vehicle carrying the former “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” cast member and six others was involved in a six-vehicle accident on the turnpike near Cranbury Township at about 1 a.m. Saturday, Sgt. First Class Greg Williams told The Associated Press.

Williams said one person died in the crash that occurred in the northbound lanes of the turnpike near mile marker 71.5.

A spokesman at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey, says a patient named Tracy Morgan is in critical condition there.

There was no immediate word on other injuries from the accident.

Williams says two tractor-trailers, a sports utility vehicle and two cars, along with Morgan’s limo bus, were involved in the accident. There is no immediate word on the cause of the pileup.

The 45-year-old Bronx native joined “Saturday Night Live” in 1996 and was on the sketch-comedy program for seven years before leaving to star in “The Tracy Morgan Show” in 2003. That show lasted just one season. In 2006, Morgan found a long-running role in NBC’s hit show “30 Rock,” which was created by SNL co-star Tina Fey.

The New Jersey Turnpike was closed for more than five hours after the crash and was reopened at about 6:30 a.m.

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18 thoughts on “Actor Tracy Morgan In Critical Condition After Major Car Crash

  1. Angela Worthy-James on said:

    May the Lord dispatch his heavenly angels amongst those that were injured in this terrible crash and allow healing to placed upon them and their families, in Jesus name. Amen.

  2. Babyboomer on said:

    May God be with Tracy Morgan and all the people involved in the terrible accident. “Yeah, though I walk through the valley and the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me…”

  3. waking up before work this morning this is bad to hear, rip to the victim,but i m praying HARD TRACY live.
    rip to the victim who died from ny(upstate)how awful…. many more in critical condition as tracy,one is reported as being listed now in FAIR condition. But tracy morgan still TMZ say is critical and NBC news here in PHILLY,PA.(OUTSIDE OF SOUTH JERSEY i live…)

    PLEASE GOD let the others live,and TRACY MORGAN PLEASE LET HIM LEAVE too young mid 40s only. he has so much young life to live still and wit his lovely wife,and beautiful parents,and children… i am around the clock checking back and forth here, and at TMZ for an update.only 30 min.from where i reside toward south jersey/philly. so they have great hospitals there, PLEASE bless him to live god,from steve.
    From fan… Steve Jackson,Philly.

  4. Tabitha Evans on said:

    My prayerz r with Tracy & hiz family..thiz iz a sad thing 2 hear….MY GOD BE WITH HIM RITE NOW!!!WE LOVE YOU TRACY

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