Comedian Tracy Morgan injured in car crash, say NJ State Police

Comedian Tracy Morgan injured in car crash, say NJ State Police

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Megan Wollover and actor/comedian Tracy Morgan attend the FX Networks Upfront screening of "Fargo" at SVA Theater on April 9, 2014, in New York City.

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by Josh Margolin

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 8:49 AM

(ABC News) - Preliminary information indicates actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was injured in a car crash on the N.J. Turnpike early this morning, a State Police spokesperson told ABC News.

A hospital spokesman said Morgan, who starred in NBC's "30 Rock" and "Saturday Night Live," is listed in critical condition. At least one person was killed and three others were injured in the crash, police said.

A representative for Morgan couldn't immediately confirm the crash nor his condition.

The six-vehicle crash happened in the northbound lanes at mile marker 71.5 about 1 a.m., according to N.J. State Police.

Police believe a truck rear ended a limousine-style bus that Morgan was riding in, causing the crash, an official briefed on the investigation told ABC News.

Of the four people who were injured, three - including Morgan - are listed in critical condition. The fourth person is listed in fair condition.

Morgan performed in Dover, Del., Friday night.

"This is what it looks like from the stage to see a standing ovation from 1500 people. Then we traveled back to NYC in style in a luxury Mercedes Sprinter. Road life is a good life! #tracymorgan," comedian Ardie Fuqua, who opened for Morgan, posted to Instagram shortly after midnight.

Morgan was scheduled to perform in Charlotte, N.C., tonight as part of his "Turn it Funny" tour but the appearance has been canceled.

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