Update: Tracy Morgan released from hospital, transferred to rehab
Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has been released from a hospital where he was admitted in critical condition following a deadly car wreck on June 7.
The former star of 30 Rock is showing signs of improvement but has a long road to recovery. He’s been transported to a rehabilitation facility for the remainder of his recovery.
Morgan suffered a broken leg and broken ribs in the June 7 accident. [Morgan’s spokesman Lewis] Kay didn’t identify the rehab facility where Morgan is staying, saying only that it is in New Jersey.
Morgan’s limousine van was hit from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike. Morgan’s friend James McNair, 62, of Peekskill, New York, was killed and Morgan and two other men were seriously injured.
On Thursday, a report by federal transportation safety investigators said the truck driver was speeding before he slammed into the limousine van on a stretch of the turnpike where the speed limit was lowered to 45 mph due to construction.
The report also brought up questions about driver Kevin Roper’s work house and whether they violated federal safety guidelines.
Roper, 35, has pleaded not guilty to one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto. According to reports, Roper had been working for 13 1/2 hours at the time of the crash.
Morgan’s assistant, Jeffrey Millea has been upgraded from serious to fair condition.
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