The actor and comedian Tracy Morgan along with two members of his team are still in critical state since last Sunday, after an accident in which six vehicles were involved, starting with a trailer truck loosing control.
Morgan was coming back from a live show in Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, Delaware with other six people when the limo turned the wrong way around in New Jersey Turnpike. It all happened when the a Walmart trailer truck driver couldn’t pull the breaks on time when facing a traffic jam in the highway so he tried to make a last minute turn, but it actually hit the Mercedes limo bus which generated a collision wave into another five vehicles.
Morgan’s colleague and mentor Jimmy Mack McNair, passed away as a result of the terrible accident. The driver of the trailer truck was accused of murder by auto, his name is Kevin Roper, 35 years old, he turned himself to the police department and is now being booked and processed for 1 count of death by auto and 4 counts of assault by auto. The bail is at $50K.
Ardie Fuqua Jr, comedian, and Jeffrey Millea, from Shelton, Connecticut are in critical but stable state, doctors say Morgan may face a lot of time in the hospital because of multiple broken bones, including broken nose, several broken ribs and femur. He’s recovering from a surgery he had yesterday on his leg.
On the other hand Walmart CEO, Bill Simon said that hi will assume the whole responsibility of the accident if the authorities determine if his truck caused the accident. He also said
“We can’t change what happened, but we will do what’s right for the family of the victim and the survivors in the days and weeks ahead.”
NTSB is investigating along with the state police to describe all the details of this horrible case.
Ardie Fuqua posted this last picture before the crash accident saying :
“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! “
And these were the images of the accident:
The family says they are very overwhelmed and appreciative for the support and love people have expressed.
Our prayers and thoughts are with them and their families.