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Tracy Morgan improves, sense of humor back

The condition of Tracy Morgan has improved and his sense of humor is back.

Tracy Morgan, the actor and comedian who suffered multiple injuries June 7 in a New Jersey highway crash that killed one of his friends, has been upgraded to fair condition.

“His personality is certainly starting to come back as well,” Lewis Kay, Morgan’s spokesperson, said.

Morgan, 45, the former “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” star suffered broken ribs and a broken leg on the New Jersey Turnpike. The crash killed comedian James McNair and seriously injured two others.

Prosecutors say Walmart driver Kevin Roper’s truck hit Morgan’s limo. Roper has pleaded not guilty to death by auto and assault by auto charges.

Tracy Morgan suffered critical injuries last Saturday when his vehicle was hit by a Walmart truck.
Tracy Morgan suffered critical injuries last Saturday when his vehicle was hit by a Walmart truck.

A criminal complaint alleges Roper hadn’t slept for more than 24 hours before the accident when he swerved to avoid slowed traffic on the turnpike and plowed into Morgan’s limo.

Walmart Stores Inc., based in Bentonville, Arkansas, has not explained what Roper’s driving route was. It has said it believes he was in compliance with federal safety regulations.

Morgan’s assistant, Jeffrey Millea, of Shelton, Conn., has also been upgraded to fair condition. Hospital officials said comedian Ardie Fuqua, of Jersey City, remains in critical condition.

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