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Tracy Morgan 'Screamed For Help' After Crash
US actor and comedian Tracy Morgan "screamed for help" during the crash that left him fighting for his life, according to his driver.
The 45-year-old is in a critical condition after his limousine bus crashed into five other vehicles on the New Jersey Turnpike at around 1am on Saturday.
Fellow limo passenger James McNair, 62, of Peekskill, New York, died at the scene, Sergeant Gregory Williams told Sky News.
Both comedian Ardie Fuqua Jr and Morgan's assistant Jeffrey Millea are in a critical condition, while a fifth passenger, comic Harris Stanton, was treated and released.
"I climbed around and heard Tracy screaming for help," his driver, Tyrone Gale, told ABC News. "I climbed up on the body of the limo bus... but I couldn't reach them."
The 30 Rock actor is being treated at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Centre in New Jersey.
"I just remember the impact... We didn't know which way was up, which way was down. I don't know if we flipped several times or one time," said Gale.
"I saw the condition of everybody and I knew it would just make it worse if I tried to pull them up and out of the vehicle."
A truck driver has been charged with death by auto in connection†with the crash, prosecutors said.
Middlesex County prosecutors said 35-year-old Kevin Roper, of Jonesboro, Georgia, also faces four counts of "assault by auto" stemming from the crash. His bail was set at $50,000 (£37,000).
Roper apparently failed to slow for traffic and swerved at the last minute.
The limo bus carrying Morgan reportedly lost control and began rotating clockwise.
Roper later turned himself in to police.
Wal-Mart President Bill Simon said in a statement that the company "will take full responsibility" if authorities determine its truck caused the accident.
Morgan, a father of four, was one of seven people in the Mercedes limousine as the party returned from a stand-up comedy show in Delaware.
"His family is now with him and he is receiving excellent care," hospital spokesman Lewis Kay said in a statement.
"We don't anticipate much of a change in his condition today but will provide a further update once more information becomes available."
Morgan found fame on the sketch-comedy show Saturday Night Live in 1996.
He went on to play Tracy Jordan, a caricature of himself, on the hit show 30 Rock.