Tracy Morgan recovering after surgery following crash

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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2010 file photo, Tracy Morgan attends Comedy Central's 'Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education' at the Beacon Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2010 file photo, Tracy Morgan attends Comedy Central’s ‘Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education’ at the Beacon Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tracy Morgan is expected to remain hospitalized for several weeks following surgery on a broken leg suffered in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left two others critically injured and another man dead.

The 45-year-old actor and comedian, a former “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” cast member, was in critical condition early Monday. Morgan’s spokesman, Lewis Kay, says Morgan was “more responsive” on Sunday following the surgery.

A Wal-Mart truck driver from Georgia has been charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto. Authorities say 35-year-old Kevin Roper apparently failed to slow for traffic ahead early Saturday in New Jersey and swerved to avoid a crash. His rig smashed into the back of Morgan’s Mercedes limo bus, killing comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair.

 

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