Tracy Morgan’s close friend James McNair dies in car crash
Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan continues to fight for his life after a limo bus he was riding in crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike early Saturday morning.
The accident, which involved six vehicles including two tractor trailers and an SUV, occurred at around 1 a.m. on Saturday morning near Cranbury Township, Sgt. First Class Greg Williams of the New Jersey State Police told The Associated Press. Morgan was traveling with six other passengers, two of whom were comedian Ardie Fuqua Jr. and Morgan’s assistant, Jeffrey Millea, also in critical condition.
While Morgan’s condition has not changed, James McNair, one of Morgan’s comedy writers and close friends, who was also present in the limo, was killed. McNair was 62.
“Tracy remains in critical condition at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. He sustained these injuries in an accident that occurred early this morning as one of several passengers in a chauffeured SUV returning from a tour date in Delaware. His family is now with him and he is receiving excellent care. We don’t anticipate much of a change in his condition today but will provide a further update once more information becomes available,” Morgan’s publicist says.
Last month, the former “30 Rock” star inked a deal with NBC for a new untitled comedy series set to debut in January 2015. We hope to see him pull through and continue to bring us great comedy! – ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie