Tracy Morgan and 2 others are laid up in the hospital in a bad way after they were involved in a serious six-car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike this morning. CNN says that one person died in the crash and three, including Tracy, are listed in critical condition.
Tracy was riding in a limo bus (Side note: Everything I know about limo buses I learned from watching Real Housewives) at around 1 this morning when it was rear-ended by a tractor trailer. The New Jersey State Police said that the limo bus, two tractor trailers, an SUV and two cars were involved in the accident. Police say that one of the tractor trailers is at fault and they don’t think booze played a role in the crash. Seven people were shuffled off to the hospital. Police believe that the person who died was riding in the limo bus with Tracy. Tracy was coming back from a gig at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware. Tracy is currently being treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton Township, N.J. And I really hope Dr. Spaceman is not Tracy’s attending doctor.
And here’s a picture of the busted limo bus. It doesn’t look good.
— Steve Patterson (@PattersonCBS3) June 7, 2014
UPDATE: Police say that 63-year-old comedy writer and Tracy’s longtime friend James McNair died in the crash. Tracy’s rep also released a statement saying that he’s with his family and doctors expect him to stay in critical condition today.
“Tracy remains in critical condition at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. He sustained these injuries in an accident that occurred early this morning as one of several passengers in a chauffeured SUV returning from a tour date in Delaware. His family is now with him and he is receiving excellent care. We don’t anticipate much of a change in his condition today but will provide a further update once more information becomes available.”