Tracy Morgan Transferred to Rehab Center

By David Chang
|  Friday, Jun 20, 2014  |  Updated 12:13 PM EDT
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Tracy Morgan Injured in Deadly Crash on NJ Turmpike

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Tracy Morgan Injured in Deadly Crash on NJ Turmpike

NBC10's Harry Hairston has the latest on the condition of comedian and actor Tracy Morgan, two days after a crash left him critically injured.
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Nearly two weeks after he was involved in a crash that left him critically injured, actor-comedian Tracy Morgan was transferred to a rehab center.

"Tracy has been transferred to an undisclosed rehab center, where he is expected to remain for the next few weeks," Morgan's publicist Lewis Kay wrote in a released statement. "While he is continuing to show signs of improvement, he still has a long way to go.  He and Megan wanted to publicly express their deepest gratitude to everyone at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for the unbelievable care and attention they provided him."

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 revealed that both Morgan and Millea were upgraded to "fair condition." 

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. The NTSB also determined that he was driving 65 mph in a 45 mph zone.

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