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Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan critically injured in car crash

Tracy Morgan, comedian and actor best known for his role in NBC comedy 30 Rock, has been seriously injured after a six-vehicle collision on the New Jersey turnpike.

While complete details are unavailable, it appears that the customized Mercedes-Benz Sprinter bus Morgan and several others were traveling in was struck by a semi-truck at around 1AM close to Trenton New Jersey.

One person, James McNair was killed, and three more are critically injured including Morgan. The other passengers in the Sprinter were Morgan’s assistant Jeff Milea and fellow comedians Harris Stanton and Ardie Fuqua.

The Sprinter had been customized to serve as a luxury tour bus for the comedians, who had been returning from a standup performance in Delaware. It is unclear who was driving the tour bus, and the name of the truck driver has not been released.

Morgan, whose identity has been confirmed by both CNN and the New Jersey State Police, is listed as being in critical condition at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

Shortly before the accident Morgan posted an update about his performance on Instagram, including photos of the performance and the following caption: “This is what it looks like from the stage to see a standing ovation from 1500 people. Then we traveled back to NYC in style in a luxury Mercedes Sprinter. Road life is a good life! #tracymorgan”

As a fan of 30 Rock and the sometimes controversial Morgan, I hope you will join me in sending good thoughts to Morgan, the others involved in the collision, and their families, particularly those of the tragically deceased Mr. McNair. 

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