Peekskill Man Killed In N.J. Crash That Critically Injured SNL Alum Tracy Morgan

Police confirmed James McNair, 63, of Peekskill, N.Y., a passenger in the limo bus, was killed in the crash

An investigation is continuing into a fatal crash that killed a Peekskill man Saturday and critically injured Tracy Morgan, former star of Saturday Night Live and the television show "30 Rock,"according to the Middlesex County, N.J. Prosecutor's Office.

The prosecutor’s office planned to issue a news release later Saturday on the six-car crash that hospitalized four on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Police confirmed James McNair, 63, of Peekskill, N.Y., a passenger in the limo bus, was killed in the crash. Morgan and the other victims were being treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. 

McNair, known as  "Jimmy Mack"  and host of "The Original Uncle Jimmy Mack's Amateur Hour," was one of Morgan's comedy writers and close friends, according to the Huffington Post.

Police confirmed Morgan was riding in a limo bus when the accident occurred in Cranbury in Middlesex County; wreck involved two tractor-trailers and an SUV.

At 1:18 a.m., police received a report of a car overturning, with entrapped passengers, at the New Jersey Turnpike's 71.5 mile-marker. A Medevac helicopter transported the victims to the hospital, according to police.

Sgt. Gregory Williams of the State Police acknowledged that the driver of the tractor-trailer may have failed to observe slow-moving traffic ahead, swerving to avoid the Mercedes limo bus but struck it from behind.

The limo then overturned.

Morgan performed Friday night at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in Dover, Delaware, CNN reported.

Concerned Worker June 08, 2014 at 07:35 AM
how is Tracy Morgan doing now?


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