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Saturday 20 September 2014

Tracy Morgan crash: 30 Rock actor will 'remain in hospital for weeks'

Published 09/06/2014 | 07:27

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Tracy Morgan was “more responsive” Sunday but will remain in hospital for weeks, according to his spokesperson.

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The 30 Rock star was hospitalised in critical condition after his limo bus was rear-ended by a semi truck on the New Jersey turnpike in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The six-vehicle collision killed a passenger in the limo, Tracy’s friend and colleague James McNair, and injured several others.

But Tracy’s representative said Sunday the outlook is improving for the star one day after the accident.

“While Tracy remains in critical condition, he has been more responsive today, which is an incredibly encouraging sign," his spokesperson, Lewis Kay, told ABC News.

The comedian suffered a broken leg, a broken femur, a broken nose and broke several ribs, as well as other injuries, according to the network.

"He had surgery earlier today on his leg. We expect him to remain in the hospital for several weeks. His family is tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans,” his rep continued.

Tracy’s assistant, Jeff Millea, and comedian Ardie Fuqua remained listed in critical condition at press time, a spokesperson for to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey told WABC-TV.

Comedian Harris Stanton was also treated and released.

New Jersey State Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

The driver of the semi, 35-year-old Georgia native Kevin Roper, meanwhile surrendered to authorities Saturday night and was released on bail.

He has been charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto.

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