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By James Queally, Los Angeles Times

Tracy Morgan was released from a New Jersey hospital on Friday, two weeks after the comedian was seriously injured in a highway crash that left one man dead.

Hospital spokesman Peter Haigney told the Los Angeles Times that Morgan had been released and he confirmed details of a statement circulated by Morgan’s publicist.

“While he is continuing to show signs of improvement, he still has a long way to go,” the statement from publicist Lewis Kay read. “He and (wife) Megan wanted to publicly express their deepest gratitude to everyone at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for the unbelievable care and attention they provided him.”

The statement said Morgan was being relocated from the Brunswick, N.J., hospital to an undisclosed rehabilitation center.

Morgan will likely be in rehab for weeks, Kay’s statement said.

On June 7, Morgan and several others were headed north on the New Jersey Turnpike after a performance in Delaware when their limousine was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer. The limousine spun out of control and flipped over, according to the New Jersey State Police, and the crash left 63-year-old James McNair, better known as comedian Jimmy Mack, dead.

Three others were injured in the crash. Ardley Fuqua Jr. and Jeffrey Millea, among the injured, remain hospitalized, Haigney told the Times. Fuqua is in serious condition and Millea is in good condition, according to Haigney.

Kevin Roper, a 35-year-old Georgia man who was driving the Wal-Mart tractor trailer that caused the wreck, has been charged with McNair’s death and four counts of assault by auto.

Roper had not slept for nearly 24 hours before the crash, according to a warrant for his arrest.

He pleaded not guilty last week, and multiple calls to his attorney seeking comment have not been returned.

Staff writer Steve Zeitchik contributed to this report.

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