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Comedian Tracy Morgan seriously hurt in 6-car crash

Comedian Tracy Morgan seriously hurt in 6-car crash

SERIOUSLY HURT: The actor and comedian was on the road as part of a stand-up comedy tour.

By David Jones

NEWARK New Jersey (Reuters) – The actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was seriously injured when his limo bus overturned in a road accident involving multiple vehicles in New Jersey early on Saturday morning, police said.

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 turnpike near Cranberry Township, Williams said.

Six other people besides Morgan were injured, Williams said.

Morgan, 45, 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 on Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The comedian spent seven years on “Saturday Night Live” before leaving the cast in 2003. He went on to star in the sitcom “30 Rock” for seven seasons, playing an unhinged, reckless comedian called Tracy Jordan in the satire about network television.

A hospital spokeswoman referred queries about Morgan to the actor’s publicist, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(Reporting by David Jones; Writing by Jonathan Allen; Editing by Angus MacSwan and Frances Kerry)

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