The New York Daily News reports that fault in the accident has yet to be determined. “The limo bus is the only vehicle that overturned, ” New Jersey State Police spokesman Sgt. first class Gregory Williams said. He added, “Looks like one of the tractor-trailers may have rear-ended that limo bus, but that’s preliminary at this time.” The Daily News also reports that the New Jersey Turnpike was closed for more than five hours following the crash, reopening this morning around 6:30 am.
Morgan was reportedly traveling in a limo bus when the accident occurred in Mercer county, according to Sgt. Gregory William of New Jersey State Police. The accident involved an SUV two tractor trailers, one of which was to blame. The accident happened in the northbound lane at mile marker 71.5 about 1 am, and at least one person was killed, ABC reports. According to NBC, the bus was carrying six passengers in total. Three were hurt critically, and one is in fair condition.
— Steve Patterson (@PattersonCBS3) June 7, 2014
The 30 Rock star was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Center in New Brunswick, N.J where he is in intensive care. According to ABC, Morgan is listed in critical condition. Fans took to social media to show their support for Morgan following the crash:
I hope Tracy Morgan gets through this ok!
— Mike Meehan (@iammrmeehan) June 7, 2014
Oh no…wishing @RealTracyMorgan full recovery and everyone else involved in the crash.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) June 7, 2014
Oh, no. Tracy Morgan. Hang in there…
— Rey-Rey (@TheNoLookPass) June 7, 2014
Morgan, formerly a star of Saturday Night Live, was scheduled to perform at Dover Downs Casino in Dover, Delaware last night.
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