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SIX VEHICLE CRASH LEAVES COMEDIAN TRACY MORGAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION, NUMEROUS INJURED, ONE DEAD

By rlsmetro on
Cranbury Township

Comedian Tracy Morgan is in critical condition following a six-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left one dead, according to the New Jersey State Police.

State Police Sgt. Greg Williams said that Morgan was riding in a limo bus that overturned after it was struck by a tractor trailer on the northbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike near mile marker 71.5. around 1 a.m. this morning.

A total of six vehicles were involved including; two tractor trailers, an SUV, two passenger vehicles, and a limo bus. 

Williams said he did not have the total number of injured at this time  but said the limo bus that Morgan was traveling in contained 7 people, six were transported to the hospital with unknown injuries and one was a fatality, identity could not be released until next of kin was contacted.

Morgan, among the limo bus passengers, was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick where he is in the intensive care unit, state police spokesman said.

The Turnpike was closed for over five hours after the crash for investigation. There is no immediate information as to what caused the pileup.

Morgan performed at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in Dover, Delaware, at 9 p.m. Friday, according to the venue’s website.