Truck driver charged in crash that critically injured Tracy Morgan

Truck driver charged in crash that critically injured Tracy Morgan

Truck driver charged in crash that critically injured Tracy Morgan

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 7:39 AM

Updated Saturday, Jun 7 at 2:41 PM

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey state police say it appears a tractor-trailer driver failed to notice he was approaching slower traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike early this morning, resulting in a six-vehicle pileup that left one person dead and three others with critical injuries, including actor Tracy Morgan.

Prosecutors said the truck driver was charged with causing the crash.
 
Morgan's publicist says the comedian's family has joined him at a New Jersey hospital, where he remains in intensive care.
 
Police say the former "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" cast member was returning from a standup comedy show in Delaware with six others, when their chauffeur-driven limo bus was struck from behind and overturned. That triggered a chain-reaction crash that involved a second tractor-trailer, an SUV and two cars. The New Jersey Turnpike was closed for more than five hours after the crash.

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