Comedian Ardie Fuqua posted picture of Mercedes limo bus, soon before it flipped
Tracy Morgan‘s opening act in a show before his car crash early Saturday sent an image of the luxury bus they were planning to take back to New York, as well as the message, “Road life is a good life!”
Morgan was in critical condition Saturday after the bus flipped on the New Jersey Turnpike, killing comedian James McNair and injuring at least four. They had been traveling from a show in Dover, Del.
Morgan’s former “30 Rock” co-star Judah Friedlander tweeted that comedians Ardie Fuqua and Harris Stanton were also involved in the crash, but New Jersey state police could not confirm they were involved.
Fuqua, however, had tweeted a link to his Facebook page after the show.
“This is what it looks like from the stage to see a standing ovation from 1500 people. Then we traveled back to NYC in style in a luxury Mercedes Sprinter. Road life is a good life!” he wrote.
Police confirmed a Mercedes Sprinter flipped in the crash. The only other passenger who was identified, besides Morgan and McNair, was Jeffrey Millea, whose condition was unknown.
There were seven people in the Mercedes in all, and four were hospitalized. Three, including Morgan, were in critical condition. One was in fair condition.
The tragedy goes even deeper: Fuqua’s son, Ardley Jamaal Fuqua, died in May 2012 in a basketball accident. He was elbowed in the heart and went into shock, Splitsider reported in a profile of Fuqua.
Fuqua’s Facebook page, including the message about the show, was filled with prayers and well-wishes Saturday.
Here are the photos: