SNL alum Tracy Morgan: critical, but responsive at New Brunswick - New York News

SNL alum Tracy Morgan: critical, but responsive at New Brunswick, N.J. hospital

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Tracy Morgan, former star of T.V.'s Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, remained in critical condition Monday but was more responsive after he was nearly killed in a New Jersey Turnpike car crash, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

The Cranbury, N.J. crash on Saturday killed a Peekskill, N.Y. man, while two others - a 36-year-old man from Shelton, Ct. and a 43-year-old man from Jersey City - remained in condition at Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center, said Zenaida Mendez, spokeswoman for the hospital.

Morgan, 45, was "more responsive" at Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center in New Brunswick after sustaining a broken leg, a broken femur, a broken nose and several broken ribs, said his publicist, Lewis Kay.

The actor-comedian had surgery earlier Sunday on his leg.

"We expect him to remain in the hospital for several weeks," Kay said. "His family is tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans."

Morgan's limo bus overturned in a Saturday morning collision on the New Jersey Turnpike in Cranbury, N.J. that killed James McNair, 63, a passenger. The remaining passenger was treated at the hospital and was released.

Kevin Roper, 35, of Jonesboro, Ga., was charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto after the tractor-trailer he was driving crashed into the van at 1 a.m. Saturday, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.

Roper surrendered at the New Jersey State Police Cranbury Station at 7 p.m. Sunday and was lodged in the Middlesex County Jail in North Brunswick Saturday. He was released after posting $50,000 bail.

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