Comedian Tracy Morgan's condition has been upgraded to "fair" since he was critically injured in a fatal limo crash earlier this month, and a family spokesperson says he's made "great improvement" with his recovery.
Morgan, 45, suffered a broken leg, broken ribs and a broken nose after a Wal-Mart truck driver plowed into the limo bus he was riding in on June 7th on the NJ Turnpike. He has been hospitalized since. His friend and fellow comedian, James "Jimmy Mack" McNair, was killed in the crash, and two other comedians, Ardie Fuqua Jr and Harris Stanton, were injured, along with Morgan's assistant, Jeff Millea.
Morgan's condition has been upgraded from "critical" to "fair." “Happy to pass along that Tracy has been upgraded to fair condition, which is a great improvement,” publicist Lewis Kay said in a statement. “His personality is certainly starting to come back as well.”
Kevin Roper, 35, who was driving the 18-wheeler that struck Morgan's limo, has been charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto. According to a criminal complaint, Roper had not slept for over 24 hours at the time of the crash, and allegedly dozed off, "fail[ing] to notice slow-moving traffic" ahead of him.