Actor Tracy Morgan critically injured after six vehicle car accident in New Jersey
Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is in intensive care after a six vehicle car accident along the New Jersey Turnpike, NBC10.com has learned.
CNN reported the 45 year old comedian/actor and 30 Rock alum was critically injured in the multi-vehicle crash that left at least one person dead and several others with serious injuries. CNN stated that Morgan is in “critical” condition, while USA Today reports that Morgan is in “insensive care.”
According to NBC10, the six vehicle car accident occurred at 1 a.m. today in Cranbury, New Jersey just north of Trenton.
“State police say a preliminary investigation has found a tractor trailer came up upon slow moving traffic and caused the crash,” NBC Philadelphia reports.
Morgan made his television debut on Martin, where he played Hustle Man. In the 2003 Chris Rock film Head of State, Morgan appeared as a man watching television, often questioning why they are not watching Martin. Morgan was a regular cast member on Uptown Comedy Club, a sketch comedy show filmed in Harlem which aired for two seasons. He was also on the HBO show Snaps. Tracy Morgan joined the cast of comedy show Saturday Night Live in 1996, where he performed as a regular comedic actor until 2003. From 2006 to 2013, Morgan was a cast member on the NBC television show 30 Rock, playing the character Tracy Jordan, a caricature of himself. He has received critical acclaim for his work on 30 Rock. For his role on 30 Rock, Morgan was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the 2009 Emmy Awards.
The accident occurred after the comedian’s stand-up gig at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware Friday night. His Turn It Funny show scheduled for The Fillmore Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday has been cancelled.