The star's representative cites “encouraging sign” from comedian who suffered broken leg, femur, nose and ribs in accident
Tracy Morgan remains hospitalized and in critical condition after being involved in a fatal multi-vehicle crash, but a representative said Sunday the comedian was responsive following surgery and called it an “encouraging sign.”
“While Tracy remains in critical condition, he has been more responsive today, which is an incredibly encouraging sign,” Lewis Kay said in a statement to TheWrap.
“He sustained a number of injuries including a broken leg, a broken femur, a broken nose and several broken ribs. He had surgery earlier today on his leg. We expect him to remain in the hospital for several weeks. His family is tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans.”
Morgan and three other passengers were hospitalized following the crash that killed 63-year-old comedian James McNair, who performed as Jimmy Mack.
Fellow comedians Ardie Fuqua, Harris Stanton and Jeffrey Millea, who were with Morgan at the time of the crash, were also injured.
Fuqua and Millea remained in critical condition Sunday, according Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Stanton was treated and released.
Earlier Sunday, the truck driver involved in the six-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike turned himself in, according to the New Jersey State Police Department.
Kevin Roper of Jonesboro, Ga., surrendered to police on Saturday night and posted $50,000 bail, Sgt. Gregory Williams told TheWrap. He is due in court Monday, authorities said, but no time has been set at this point.
The deadly collision happened at 1 a.m. Saturday when a tractor-trailer, belonging to Walmart, slammed into Morgan's chauffeured limo bus, setting off a chain-reaction crash, authorities said.