Over a week after he was involved in a crash that left him critically injured, actor-comedian Tracy Morgan's condition has improved, according to his publicist.
"Happy to pass along that Tracy has been upgraded to fair condition, which is a great improvement," Morgan's publicist Lewis Kay wrote in a released statement. "His personality is certainly starting to come back as well."
Morgan and six others were inside a Mercedes Sprinter limo traveling in the northbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike in Cranbury, New Jersey on the morning of Saturday, June 7 when a Walmart truck crashed into it, causing it to flip and hit four other vehicles.
Morgan was critically hurt in the accident, suffering a broken leg, femur, nose and ribs. He was flown to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. Morgan’s mentor and fellow comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair, 69, was killed in the crash.
Fellow passengers Jeffrey Millea and Ardie Fuqua, Jr. were also critically injured in the crash and remain hospitalized. Harris Stanton, another passenger, was treated and released on Sunday.
On Monday, Kay also revealed that Millea's condition has been upgraded to "fair."
Kevin Roper, the 35-year-old driver of the Walmart truck, was arrested and charged with Death by Auto and Assault by Driving. According to a criminal complaint, Roper hadn’t slept for at least 24 hours when the crash occurred. Investigators have not yet revealed however whether he fell asleep at the wheel.