Tracy Morgan's condition upgraded to fair following crash on NJ Turnpike

A spokesman for Tracy Morgan says the comedian's condition has been upgraded to fair after last week's crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one of his friends.

"Happy to pass along that Tracy has been upgraded to fair condition, which is a great improvement. His personality is certainly starting to come back as well," said spokesman Lewis Kay.

Kay added that Morgan's assistant, Jeffrey Millea, has been upgraded to fair condition as well.

Morgan, a former star of "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock," was initially listed in critical condition.

Morgan, 45, suffered broken ribs and a broken leg in the crash, which killed fellow comedian James McNair and seriously injured two other people in Morgan's limo bus.

Prosecutors say Wal-Mart driver Kevin Roper's truck hit Morgan's limo. The Jonesboro, Georgia, resident has pleaded not guilty to death by auto and assault by auto charges.

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.

Wal-Mart 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.

(Some information in this story is from the Associated Press.)

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