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Actor Tracy Morgan in ICU after Crash

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Our NBC News partners at NBC Philadelphia are reporting that actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is in intensive care following a limo bus crash along the New Jersey Turnpike, state police say.

The 45-year-old former "Saturday Night Live" star was traveling in a limo bus that was hit by a tractor trailer and overturned around 1 a.m. Saturday morning near Exit 8A of the Turnpike in Cranbury, New Jersey state police confirm. That's north of Trenton.

State police say a preliminary investigation has found that a tractor trailer came up upon slow moving traffic and slammed into the limo and other vehicles. Six vehicles -- two tractor trailers, the limo bus, an SUV and two cars -- all were involved, state police said.

The "30 Rock" actor was rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is in intensive care, state police say.

James McNair, a 63-year-old of Peekskill, New York, was killed in the crash, according to state police. Three other men were listed in critical condition, state police said. All of the injured were on the limo bus.

Christopher Thompson, owner of limo bus operator Atlantic Transportation Services, said the black eight passenger Mercedes Sprinter had two drivers on board. One was behind the wheel and another in the front passenger seat.

Thompson said both drivers suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but were shaken up by the crash.

"Atlantic Transportation Services extends our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those injured in last night's accident. We also give our sincerest condolences to the family and loved ones of the one individual that passed," he said in a written statement. "This is a very difficult time and we appreciate all of the support and well wishes we have received thus far, and we ask that everyone pray for the recovery of those injured. Godspeed to all involved."

Morgan had a scheduled performance at Dover Downs Casino in Dover, Delaware, on Friday night.
Stand-up comedian Ardie Fuqua posted a photo to Instagram around midnight showing Morgan in front of a crowd. His Facebook page said he was opening for Morgan.

"This is what it looks like from the stage to see a standing ovation from 1,500 people," the photo's caption read. "Then we traveled back to NYC in style in a luxury Mercedes Sprinter. Road life is a good life!"

It is unclear whether Fuqua was on the limo bus.

Thompson could not confirm the names of passengers besides Morgan, but said the bus was chartered by the casino.

The Turnpike was closed for more than five hours as officials investigated the crash. The highway was reopened around 6:30 a.m.
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