Actor, Comic and Former SNL Cast Member Tracy Morgan in Critical Condition after Crash on the N.J. Turnpike … One Killed in Multi-Vehicle Accident (Update: 35 Year Old Trucker Kevin Roper Charged with One Count of Death by Auto & Four Counts of Assault by Auto)
Actor Tracy Morgan is in critical condition following a multi-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that has left one individual dead. The 45 year old actor/comedian was traveling with six others in a limo bus on the NJ Turnpike when the accident occurred between the limo bus, two tractor-trailers, an SUV and two cars. Tracy Morgan was traveling in a limo bus that overturned around 1 a.m. Saturday morning of Exit 7A of the Turnpike in Cranbury, NJ, just north of Trenton. One passenger aboard Morgan’s bus was killed. Morgan was rushed to Robert Wood Medical Center in New Brunswick, NJ, where he is in intensive care. Three others were in critical condition and another is listed in fair condition.
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Comedian Tracy Morgan is in critical condition after a multiple-vehicle accident in New Jersey, according to media reports.
The former “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live” star was traveling with six others in a limo bus on the New Jersey Turnpike at about 1 a.m. Saturday when the accident occurred, Sgt. Gregory Williams of New Jersey State Police told the Associated Press.
Wal-Mart driver, 35 year old Kevin Roper of Georgia, was charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto.
The truck driver, 35-year-old Kevin Roper, of Jonesboro, Georgia, apparently failed to slow for traffic ahead and swerved at the last minute to avoid a crash, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office said.
Instead, the big rig smashed into the back of the Mercedes limo bus, prompting a chain-reaction crash with a second tractor-trailer, an SUV and two cars, authorities said. No one in the other vehicles was injured.
So far, there is nothing to suggest Roper fell asleep or was dozing, state police Sgt. 1st Class Greg Williams told The Associated Press.
A truck driver who caused a New Jersey highway collision that critically injured actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and left another comic dead has turned himself in to face a charge of death by auto, state police said Sunday.
UPDATE III: Bail Set at $50,000 for trucker Kevin Roper.