30 Rock and Saturday Night Live alum and comedian Tracy Morgan has been hospitalized after being injured critically in a deadly multi-vehicle crash in New Jersey, reports say.
The 45-year-old was riding in a Mercedes Sprinter limo bus on a highway near Cranbury Township when a semi-truck (also called a tractor-trailer, or big rig) slammed into it at about 1 a.m. ET on Saturday, June 7, causing it to overturn, NBC New York quoted a police official as saying. Another semi-truck, an SUV and two cars were also involved in the accident, which killed a 62-year-old man, authorities say. The victim, James McNair, is also a comedian who used the stage name Jimmy Mack.
"Tracy remains in critical condition at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital," his rep told E! News. "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."
Morgan, a father of three sons and an infant daughter, was evacuated via police helicopter, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and remains in critical condition in the medical center's intensive care unit, as of Saturday morning.
One of the trucks was a Walmart vehicle. The company posted a tweet about it later in the day.
"We're praying for the family & friends of the passenger who lost his life in the terrible accident & for #TracyMorgan and everyone involved," it said.
Christopher Thompson, owner of limo bus operator Atlantic Transportation Services, told NBC New York that the black eight-passenger limo bus had two drivers on board and that they suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Morgan is on a standup comedy tour and had the night before the crash performed in Dover, Delaware, located about 120 miles south of the accident. A Saturday show in Charlotte, North Carolina has been cancelled.