Soap actor Nathaniel Marston likely to be left quadriplegic after wreck

Actor Nathaniel Marston underwent surgery after his car crash in October.

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  • Marston was involved in a car crash on October 30
  • Police believe he fell asleep at the wheel

(CNN)Former "One Life to Live" actor Nathaniel Marston will most likely be a quadriplegic after being injured in a car crash, according to a news release from the family.

Marston, who played Michael McBain on "One Life to Live" from 2004 to 2007 after starring as Alonzo "Al" Holden on that show from 2001 to 2004, was involved in a single-car accident in Reno, Nevada, on October 30.
    Police believe Marston was fatigued and fell asleep while driving. His pickup flipped several times. The actor was thrown from the vehicle through the windshield, and several vertebrae in his neck and back were crushed when he landed.
    The statement says, "Marston underwent surgery November 4, and doctors were initially positive about the outcome.
    "However, in the early morning hours of November 5 his heart stopped on two separate occasions requiring doctors to use an external pacemaker to regulate his heartbeat. He remains in critical condition, fighting pneumonia, a heart infection and irregular pulse."
    His mother, Elizabeth Jackson, has been sharing updates about her son on Facebook. A Go Fund Me page has been set up to assist the family.