New: Comedian Tracy Morgan leaves hospital; here’s an update on his status
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Actor Tracy Morgan is on the mend.
Morgan has been moved to a rehab center where he’ll recover for the next couple of weeks.
Morgan was badly injured with multiple broken bones, in a collision early this month.
A truck driver charged in a crash that critically injured actor Tracy Morgan turned himself in, police said.
Kevin Roper, 35, posted a $50,000 bail, Sgt. Gregory Williams of New Jersey State Police told CNN.
The chain-reaction wreck early Saturday killed James McNair, 63, who was riding in a limo bus with Morgan. McNair was a comedian who performed under the name Jimmy Mack, said his sister, Valerie Daniel.
Comedians Ardie Fuqua and Harris Stanton also were injured, as was Jeffrey Millea, Williams said. One person was released Saturday, but Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey wouldn’t disclose that person’s name.
Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was in critical condition after a six-vehicle accident in New Jersey early Saturday, his publicist said.
Morgan’s condition was not expected to change Saturday, publicist Lewis Kay said. “His family is now with him and he is receiving excellent care.”
The former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and “30 Rock” star was riding in a limo bus when the accident occurred in Mercer County, said Sgt. Gregory Williams of New Jersey State Police.
The limo bus overturned at the New Jersey Turnpike in Robbinsville, he said.
“The limo bus is the only vehicle that overturned,” Williams said. “Looks like one of the tractor-trailers may have rear-ended that limo bus, but that’s preliminary at this time.”
Williams said he does not believe alcohol played a role in the accident, but that is under investigation.