Tracy Morgan 'more responsive' after surgery following crash

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A spokesman for Tracy Morgan said Sunday that he remained in critical condition after undergoing surgery on a broken leg and will remain in a New Jersey hospital for "several weeks."

Lewis Kay said that the 45-year-old Bronx native was more responsive Sunday after sustaining a broken leg, broken femur, broken nose and several broken ribs in a deadly chain-reaction crash on the New Jersey Turnpike early Saturday morning that left a friend dead and two others critically injured.

Kay said Morgan's family is "tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans."

Two others, 36-year-old Jeffrey Millea, of Shelton, Connecticut, and 43-year-old comedian Ardie Fuqua Jr., of Jersey City, remain in critical condition. Comedian James "Jimmy Mack" McNair was killed in the crash.

Kevin Roper, a 35-year-old truck driver from Georgia, has been charged with death by auto in connection with the crash, according to Middlesex County prosecutors. He also faces four counts of assault by auto. His bail was set at $50,000.

Roper's tractor-trailer allegedly rammed into a chauffeured limousine bus that Morgan was riding in, which set off a chain-reaction crash involving a second tractor-trailer, an SUV and two cars.

Morgan joined "Saturday Night Live" in 1996 and was on the sketch-comedy program for seven years before leaving to star in "The Tracy Morgan Show" in 2003. That show lasted just one season. In 2006, Morgan found a long-running role in NBC's hit show "30 Rock," which was created by fellow SNL alum Tina Fey.

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