The pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike early on Saturday
killed comedian James "Jimmy Mack" McNair and injured Morgan and
three others in their limousine van.
Morgan, 45, best known for roles on "30 Rock" and "Saturday
Night Live," suffered injuries including a broken leg, nose and
ribs and was hospitalized at Robert Wood Johnson University
Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
"Today was a better day. While Tracy remains in critical, but
stable, condition, he continues to show signs of improvement,"
publicist Lewis Kay said in a statement.
"His medical team remains optimistic that his recovery is
progressing," Kay said.
Morgan's fiance, Megan Wollover, is with him, Kay said.
A Georgia truck driver pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to
charges of vehicular manslaughter and assault by auto in
connection with the six-vehicle chain-reaction crash.
Kevin Roper, 35, a delivery driver for Wal-Mart Stores Inc, is
accused of failing to see traffic slowing in front of him and
slamming into the back of the limo van carrying Morgan and
several of his associates.
Roper had not slept in more than 24 hours when he triggered the
fatal crash, according to prosecutors.
Wal-Mart has promised to cooperate in the state and federal
investigation into the crash and said its drivers were among the
safest on the road.
Roper remains free on $50,000 bail.
(Editing by Peter Cooney)
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