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Tracy Morgan hosts Saturday Night Live after deadly Walmart truck crash

Tracy Morgan, the actor-comedian best known for his role in the hit satirical sitcom 30 Rock, hosted Saturday Night Live Oct. 18, his first significant performance since the tragic Walmart truck crash that nearly took his life last year. Mr. Morgan, who is a former SNL cast member himself, began the show with a monologue about his return to television and comedy, as well as giving thanks to all of his friends, family and fans that helped make his recovery possible. During his intro sketch, Mr. Morgan even exclaimed that he was “back and better than ever.” In June 2014, Mr. Morgan ... Read More

Tracy Morgan sues Walmart over crash injuries

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Walmart seeking a jury trial and damages for injuries stemming from a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike last month that left him critically injured. Mr. Morgan was riding back to New York in a limousine van after performing in Delaware when a tractor trailer owned and operated by the retail giant slammed his vehicle from behind. Mr. Morgan was one of three passengers critically injured in the June 7 crash in Cranbury Township, N.J. His friend and mentor James McNair, who performed under the name “Jimmy Mack,” died at the scene. ... Read More

Walmart driver that struck Tracy Morgan’s van was speeding, NTSB finds

The Walmart truck driver who crashed into the back of comedian Tracy Morgan’s limo van was speeding 20 mph over the limit and was near the maximum daily driving limit set by federal hours-of-service rules when the crash occurred, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a preliminary report. NTSB investigators are also looking into whether driver Kevin Roper, 45, had been awake for more than 24 hours as a criminal complaint filed by New Jersey police stated. The crash occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike in the early morning hours of June 7 as Mr. Morgan, his assistant, ... Read More

Tractor Trailer collision in Opelika leaves two drivers in critical condition

OPELIKA, Ala. – Opelika Police Department investigators are working to determine the cause of a crash that left two commercial truck drivers critically injured on U.S. Highway 280 Friday morning. A preliminary investigation determined that one tractor trailer has stopped at a red light in the eastbound lane of Highway 280 when another tractor trailer slammed into the back of it. Images of the crash scene show one truck belonging to Big M Transportation standing upright with a smashed-in cab while another 18-wheeler lies on its side amid heaps of tangled metal. The drivers of both trucks were airlifted to ... Read More

Walmart driver faces criminal charges, lawsuit for crash that injured comedian, actor Tracy Morgan

A Walmart truck driver blamed for causing a New Jersey crash Saturday that killed one man and injured four others including actor/comedian Tracy Morgan faces multiple criminal charges in connection with the crash. Kevin Roper, 35, of Jonesboro, Ga., was driving a Walmart tractor trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike when his truck smashed into a limousine van carrying Mr. Morgan and other comedians. New Jersey State Police told the Associated Press Mr. Roper failed to notice traffic slowing in front of him and swerved to avoid a collision, causing him to slam into Mr. Morgan’s van, which flipped upside ... Read More