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Comedian Tracy Morgan Remains in Critical Condition

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Comedian Tracy Morgan remains in critical condition following a deadly accident along the New Jersey turnpike.  

Morgan's publicist says the former 30 Rock star is responsive following Sunday's surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick... where he is being treated for broken ribs, a broken nose and leg.
  
Around 1 am Saturday, Morgan was riding in a limo van after performing at a casino in Delaware. State police say Morgan's vehicle was struck from behind by a Walmart tractor trailer that failed to observe slow moving traffic. The impact flipped Morgan's vehicle on it's side killing one person and injuring several others.

Morgan's friend and fellow comedian James McNair--known as Jimmy Mac-- died in the crash.

Police arrested Kevin Roper, 35, a Walmart employee and driver of the tractor trailer. He is facing charges of one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto. Walmart's CEO released a statement on the tragedy saying in part... we are profoundly sorry that one of our trucks was involved. "if it's determined that our truck caused the accident, Walmart will take full responsibility."

In December 2010,  Morgan underwent surgery for a kidney transplant. On Sunday, his publicist noted his recovery would be a long one.

Comedians Ardie Fuqua and Harris Stanton were among the injured, as was Jeffrey Millea. While Morgan recovers his future appearances and shows have been cancelled.  

Roper has been released on 50-thousand dollar bail.  
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