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UPDATE: Driver charged in crash that injured Tracy Morgan

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- A truck driver from Georgia has been charged with death by auto in connection with a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one man and injured four others, including actor and comedian Tracy Morgan.
Middlesex County prosecutors say 35-year-old Kevin Roper of Jonesboro also faces four counts of assault by auto stemming from the crash, which occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday. His bail was set at $50,000.
Roper's tractor-trailer allegedly rammed into a chauffeured limousine bus that Morgan was riding in. That set off a chain-reaction crash that left one member of his entourage dead and two others seriously hurt.
Morgan and the two others remained hospitalized in critical condition Saturday night.


NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (WKOW) -- Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is in critical condition after a six-vehicle accident in New Jersey.

A New Jersey State Police spokesperson told ABC News the crash happened on the N.J. Turnpike early Saturday morning, around 1:00 a.m. A hospital spokesperson lists Morgan in critical condition.

At least one person was killed in the accident and three others were injured in the crash, according to police. Police believe a truck rear-ended a limousine-style bus that Morgan was in, causing the crash.
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