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(NEW YORK) -- Tracy Morgan has been released from the hospital.
The comedian, who was involved in a fatal car crash on June 7, has been transferred to an undisclosed rehab center, where he will stay for the next few weeks, according to his publicist.
"While he is continuing to show signs of improvement, he still has a long way to go," his rep said in a statement. "He and [his fiancée] 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."
Immediately after the accident, Morgan, 45, was hospitalized in critical condition. Nine days later, he was upgraded to fair condition, as was his assistant Jeff Millea. There has been no update about comedian Ardie Fuqua, who was also in critical condition after the crash. Comedian James McNair died.
Meanwhile, the Walmart truck driver accused of causing the crash, Kevin Roper, has been charged with vehicular homicide. He has pleaded not guilty and is free on bail.
A preliminary report issued Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board revealed that Roper was going 65 mph hour at the time of the crash -- 20 mph over the speed limit. Roper, who police have said had been awake for over 24 hours at the time of the crash, was also approaching federal limits on how long he could be behind the wheel.
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