Breaking News: 30 Rock Actor Tracy Morgan is in critical condition after a six-car accident that occurred in New Jersey early Saturday.
CNN — A six-car accident left actor Tracy Morgan in critical condition in New Jersey early Saturday, authorities said.
The former “Saturday Night Live” cast member was riding in a limo bus when the accident occurred in Mercer County, said Sgt. Gregory William of New Jersey State Police.
In addition to the bus, the wreck involved two tractor-trailers and an SUV, he said. He did not provide specifics on what happened.
One person was killed and four others hospitalized with injuries, authorities said.
Peter Haigney, a spokesman for the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, said four patients are getting treated at the hospital.
Three are in critical condition while one is in fair condition, he said.
The hospital said that a man named Tracy Morgan was among those in critical condition, but citing privacy laws would not confirm it is the actor. State police confirmed his identity to CNN.
Morgan performed Friday night at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in Dover, Delaware, the venue said.
Morgan also starred on NBC’s hit sitcom, “30 Rock.”
UPDATE: TMZ has more details as to what happened.
Morgan was riding in a limo bus on the NJ Turnpike after a concert … when it was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer — at least that’s the way it now appears. Tracy’s limo overturned in the wreck.
One person in the limo was killed, and three others are in critical condition, including the former star of “SNL” and “30 Rock.”
Police say 2 tractor-trailers, 2 cars, an SUV and the limo bus were involved in the chain collision — and, at this point, they do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Tracy had a standup gig Friday night in Delaware and was on his way home when the accident happened.
Another comedian was riding with Tracy last night – Ardie Fuqua was the opening act in Delaware. Ardie tweeted pics of Tracy on stage and of himself standing next to the bus. In a Facebook post he wrote, “We traveled back to NYC in style in a luxury Mercedes Sprinter. Road life is a good life!”
That was posted roughly 30 minutes before the accident. It’s unknown what Ardie’s condition is at this point, or if he was still on the bus at the time of the wreck.
The single fatality was a 63-year-old named James McNair.
Tracy’s rep says the comedian’s family is with him now and he’s currently receiving “excellent care.” Doctors don’t anticipate a change today to his current condition.
[via CNN, TMZ]