As MTV News reported earlier on Saturday (June 7), “30 Rock” actor/comedian and “Saturday Night Live” alum Tracy Morgan is in critical condition after being involved in a six-vehicle crash in New Jersey this morning.
The driver of the 18-wheeler that crashed into the limo bus carrying Morgan and his entourage has been charged, according to CNN. Georgia resident Kevin Roper, 35, has been charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto.
Morgan was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Fellow comedian, comedy writer and passenger James McNair (also known as Jimmy Mack) was killed in the crash. He was 63.
Three other passengers were injured, including Morgan’s assistant, Jeff Millea, who is listed in critical condition, and comedians Ardie Fuqua and Harris Stanton. The group was returning from Morgan’s “Turn It Funny” Tour in Dover, Delaware, on Friday night.
In the wake of the accident, friends and celebrities have taken to Twitter to send well wishes to Morgan and his fellow passengers, and to pay respects to McNair.
Even in critical condition Tracy Morgan is funnier than you. Pray for Tracy. http://t.co/yUy9lQyq2L
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) June 7, 2014
Best wishes times ten to @RealTracyMorgan, and all my sympathy to those who lost loved ones. Yikes.
— Wes Craven (@wescraven) June 7, 2014
Everybody pray for my man Tracy Morgan. He was in a major car accident last night.
— Ice Cube (@icecube) June 7, 2014
Sending best thoughts to Tracy Morgan, injured in an auto accident last night. A real gentleman and hilariously funny. (RT w/correction)
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) June 7, 2014
Get well soon to my brother @tracymorgan y'all please pray for him
— marlon wayans (@MarlonWayans) June 7, 2014
My thoughts are with Tracy Morgan and his family. I hope he pulls through this soon and gets back to making us laugh! pic.twitter.com/oZdkXtsRPQ
— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) June 7, 2014
I've learned Ardie Fuqua and Harris Stanton were also hurt, Sadly, James 'Jimmy Mack' McNair was killed. Sending positive thoughts.
— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) June 7, 2014
Prayers for Jimmy Mack's family and friends …
— Carnie Wilson (@CarnieWilson) June 7, 2014
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) June 7, 2014