Keith Staskiewicz
June 13, 2014 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Comedian Tracy Morgan, 45, is expected to be hospitalized for several weeks after a devastating car accident in the early morning of June 7. The 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live veteran was traveling with friends back from a stand-up gig in Dover, Del., when their chauffeured limo bus was hit by a tractor-trailer. Morgan was airlifted to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., where he is being treated for a broken leg, femur, and nose and several broken ribs. (As of press time, he was in critical but stable condition.) The accident killed one man, comedian James McNair — a.k.a. Jimmy Mack — a close friend and mentor of Morgan’s. Two other comedians riding in the limo bus, Ardie Fuqua and Harris Stanton, were also hospitalized following the collision. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Kevin Roper, 35, has been charged with vehicular homicide and assault by auto for allegedly causing the crash. (He is currently out on $50,000 bail.) A rep for Morgan says the actor has been ”more responsive…which is an incredibly encouraging sign.” But, he noted, ”this recovery will be arduous.”

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