Comedian-actor Tracy Morgan critically hurt in chain-reaction crash on New Jersey Turnpike

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state police say it appears a tractor-trailer driver failed to notice he was approaching slower traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike early this morning, resulting in a six-vehicle pileup that left one person dead and three others with critical injuries, including actor Tracy Morgan.

Morgan’s publicist says the comedian’s family has joined him at a New Jersey hospital, where he remains in intensive care.

Police say the former “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” cast member was returning from a standup comedy show in Delaware with six others, when their chauffeur-driven limo bus was struck from behind and overturned. That triggered a chain-reaction crash that involved a second tractor-trailer, an SUV and two cars. The New Jersey Turnpike was closed for more than five hours after the crash.

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173-a-13-(Sergeant 1st Class Greg Williams, New Jersey State Police, in AP interview)-“its left side”-New Jersey State Police spokesman Greg Williams says the chain reaction pileup occurred when a tractor-trailer hit the limo bus that Tracy Morgan was riding in. (7 Jun 2014)

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172-a-14-(Sergeant 1st Class Greg Williams, New Jersey State Police, in AP interview)-“with Tracy Morgan”-New Jersey State Police spokesman Greg Williams says a tractor-trailer rear ended the vehicle carrying Tracy Morgan. (7 Jun 2014)

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171-a-11-(Sergeant 1st Class Greg Williams, New Jersey State Police, in AP interview)-“is now involved”-New Jersey State Police spokesman Greg Williams says so far there have been no charges filed in the deadly Turnpike crash that left Tracy Morgan in critical condition. (7 Jun 2014)

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165-v-31-(Julie Walker, AP correspondent)–A publicist for comedian-actor Tracy Morgan says the “30 Rock” star remains in critical condition after a fatal six-vehicle pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike early this morning. AP correspondent Julie Walker reports. (7 Jun 2014)

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145-w-31-(Julie Walker, AP correspondent, with Sergeant 1st Class Greg Williams, New Jersey State Police)–Authorities say actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is fighting for his life, after being involved in a fatal six-vehicle pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike early Saturday morning. AP correspondent Julie Walker reports. ((replaces cut 131 which had an error)) (7 Jun 2014)

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146-c-11-(Julie Walker, AP correspondent)-“to the hospital”-AP correspondent Julie Walker reports authorities says a limousine bus carrying former “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” cast member Tracy Morgan overturned in New Jersey, leaving the actor in critical condition. ((replaces cut 135 which contained an error)) (7 Jun 2014)

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APPHOTO NJDG102: Traffic moves pass the scene of a serious accident at milepost 71 on the northbound lanes of New Jersey Turnpike on Saturday, June 7, 2014 near Cranbury, N.J. Comedian Tracy Morgan is in critical condition following an early morning accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. The comedian was injured in a crash involving six vehicles that left at least one person dead and several others, including Morgan, with serious injuries. (AP Photo/David Gard) (7 Jun 2014)

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