Tracy Morgan critical but responsive after weekend crash

Comedian Tracy Morgan remained in critical condition early Monday following a weekend car wreck, but the actor's publicist said he's showing signs of improvement.

"He has been more responsive, which is an incredibly encouraging sign," publicist Lewis Kay said Sunday.

The wreck took place about 1 a.m. Saturday when the limo van Morgan was in was hit by a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike, police said.

The collision killed Morgan's fellow passenger, comedian James McNair -- who performed under the name Jimmy Mack.

Comedians Ardie Fuqua and Harris Stanton were among the injured, as was a man named Jeffrey Millea.

Morgan suffered several injuries, including broken ribs, a broken nose, a broken leg and a broken femur.

Kay, the publicist, said Morgan underwent surgery on his leg Sunday.

"We expect him to remain in the hospital for several weeks," he said.

The truck driver charged in the crash turned himself in to police, and was released on a $50,000 bail Saturday night.

The driver, 35-year-old Kevin Roper, is charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office said.

He was a driver for Walmart.

"This is a tragedy, and we are profoundly sorry that one of our trucks was involved," Bill Simon, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., said in a statement.

"The facts are continuing to unfold. If it's determined that our truck caused the accident, Walmart will take full responsibility."


At least it doesn't seem like he injured any organs, so that's good.  It's amazing that even one person survived a crash like that tbh.