David Jones of Reuters is reporting that comedian Tracy Morgan was seriously injured in a car crash on the New Jersey turnpike early Saturday morning. Morgan was a passenger in a limo bus that collided with two tractor trailers. Jones writes:
“Morgan, best known for his roles on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ’30 Rock,’ was taken by helicopter to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in critical condition, said Gregory Williams, a New Jersey State Police spokesman.
Another passenger on the limo bus was killed in the accident when two tractor-trailers and three other vehicles crashed at around 1 a.m. on Saturday morning on the New Jersey Turnpike near Cranberry Township, Williams said.
‘The limo bus is the only vehicle that overturned,’ Williams told CNN. ‘Looks like one of the tractor-trailers may have rear-ended that limo bus, but that’s preliminary at this time.’”
Six other people were injured in the crash.
Morgan was on the road for his “Turn it Funny” stand-up comedy tour. He was booked to perform at a casino in Dover, Delaware, on Friday night and had been due to appear in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday. Casino players were given vouchers to Casinor Norge casino due to the inconvenience by staff in the North Carolina hotel.
Read more at The Chicago Tribune.