Tracy Morgan To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ This Fall

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Tracy Morgan is returning to host “Saturday Night Live” this fall, NBC announced in a tweet Monday.

This will be the second time the comedian has hosted an episode of the late night show, but it’s his first time returning to TV after a car wreck last summer left him critically injured and his friend James McNair dead.

Kevin Roper was driving the Wal-Mart tractor trailer that struck the limousine carrying Tracy Morgan and his friends in June. Investigators recently released new information regarding the wreck, including that Roper had been up for 28 hours straight when the wreck happened. (RELATED: Tracy Morgan On His Return To Comedy: ‘I Never Left’)

Roper had also been driving for the company for under four months and had received nine “critical events reports,” which are given out when drivers are reported for unsafe driving. He had also been in a “preventable accident” and lost his safety bonus.

Morgan will host the Oct. 17 episode. (RELATED: Truck Driver Who Hit Tracy Morgan’s Limo Had Been Awake For 28 Hours)