Comedian Tracy Morgan made an emotional return to the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Friday evening, two years after the car accident that left him in a coma and killed his friend James “Jimmy Mack” McNair following a performance at the venue.
In a photo posted to Instagram before his set, Morgan is seen kneeling, clasping his hands, and bowing his head over an empty chair marked with a gold bow. The caption reads, “Back @ DoverDowns. Miss you Jimmy Mack. Tonight will be magical.”
In June 2014, the morning after a gig at the Delaware venue, Morgan, McNair, and other passengers were traveling in a limousine van when a Walmart truck struck their vehicle from behind on the New Jersey Turnpike. The crash killed McNair and seriously injured Morgan and three other passengers.