June 7, 2014 -- Updated 1244 GMT (2044 HKT)video
(CNN) -- Actor Tracy Morgan is in critical condition after a six-vehicle accident in New Jersey early Saturday, authorities said.
The former "Saturday
Night Live" cast member and "30 Rock" star was riding in a limo bus when
the accident occurred in Mercer County, said Sgt. Gregory Williams of
the New Jersey State Police.
The limo bus overturned at the New Jersey Turnpike in Robbinsville, he said.
"The limo bus is the only
vehicle that overturned," Williams said. "Looks like one of the
tractor-trailers may have rear-ended that limo bus, but that's
preliminary at this time."
Actor Tracy Morgan in critical condition
Williams said he does not believe alcohol played a role in the accident, but that is under investigation.
In addition to the bus, the wreck involved two tractor-trailers and an SUV, he said.
One person was killed and
seven others hospitalized with injuries, authorities said. The fatality
may have been another passenger in the limo bus, Williams said.
Peter Haigney, a spokesman for the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, said four patients are being treated there.
Three are in critical condition and one is in fair condition, he said.
The hospital said that a
man named Tracy Morgan was among those in critical condition, but
citing privacy laws, declined to confirm it is the actor. State police
confirmed his identity to CNN.
Morgan performed Friday night at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in Dover, Delaware, the venue said.