Transcript for Comedian Tracy Morgan in Critical Condition After Car Crash
Let's get straight to the breaking news this morning involving comedian Tracy Morgan. In critical condition right now after a crash on the New Jersey turnpike. You're looking at a shot right now at the Robert wood Johnson university hospital, in new Brunswick, New Jersey. This is the newest twist in the ups and downs in this often hilarious, and controversial star, perhaps best known for his roll on "Saturday night live." ABC's gio Benitez is following the story. Reporter: Morgan is in critical condition right now. The accident happened on the New Jersey turnpike. And this morning, it is believed a trucker may have dozed off right before the accident. Comedian, actor, author, Tracy Morgan was involved in a serious car accident overnight. Traveling back from Delaware, after the launch of his standup tour. Morgan was reportedly involved in a six-car pileup near cranberry, New Jersey. Just five hours ago, or di Fuqua saying, quote, this is what it looks like from the stage to see a standing ovation from 1,500 people. Then, traveled back to nyc. Road life is a good life. #Trace #tracymorgan. Comedian Tracy Morgan is one of those injured in the accident. He is in intensive care. The hospital tells us Morgan is listed in critical condition. Four people were brought in from the crash site located just 50 miles south of New York City. This video shows a pileup involving a Walmart tractor-trailer and several other vehicles. 45-year-old Morgan started his career on the TV sitcom "Morton" with martin Lawrence back in 1992. In 1996, Morgan joined "Saturday night live," where he was a regular until 2003. He played characters like Brian fellow and astronaut Jones. In 2011, Morgan created a firestorm within the gay community, saying he would stab his son if he were gay. He later apologized, calling it a misunderstanding. The father of four recently ended his starring role on the show "30 rock" in 2013. His youngest child will be 1 next month. And we've also learned one of the other people involved in the accident died on the scene of that crash. Morgan's publicist was not available immediately to comment on this story. But we're told, he could have head injuries. A very serious situation here. You mentioned that this stretch of road is particularly dangerous. They actually call it the black dragon. That's right. It is straight. It is fast. And a lot of cops pull people over there all the time. We don't know if speed had anything to do with this particular accident because now we're hearing from our sources that, perhaps, a trucker had dozed off. A lot of questions. We are pulling for Tracy Morgan. Speedy recovery. The father of four children. Thank you, gio. We're going to turn to the
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