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Truck driver charged in crash that injured Tracy Morgan

Saturday - 6/7/2014, 5:30pm  ET

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Tracy Morgan at The 2012 Comedy Awards in New York. (AP/Charles Sykes)

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP)-- A truck driver has been charged with causing the crash that critically injured actor and comedian Tracy Morgan.

State police say Morgan is in intensive care after the limousine bus in which he was riding in was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Sgt. First Class Greg Williams tells The Associated Press that the vehicle carrying the 45-year-old former ``Saturday Night Live'' and ``30 Rock'' cast member and six others was involved in a six-vehicle accident on the turnpike near Cranbury Township at about 1 a.m. Saturday.

A spokesman at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey, says a patient named Tracy Morgan is in critical condition there.

Williams says one person riding in the bus was killed. There was no immediate word on the condition of others involved in the accident.

Williams says two tractor-trailers, a sports utility vehicle and two cars, along with Morgan's limo bus, were involved in the accident.

The 45-year-old Morgan joined "Saturday Night Live" in 1996 and was on the sketch- comedy program for seven years before leaving to star in "The Tracy Morgan Show" in 2003. That show lasted just one season. In 2006, Morgan found a long-running role in NBC's hit show "30 Rock," which was created by SNL co-star Tina Fey.

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