Wal-Mart Settles With Tracy Morgan in Car Crash Case
It’s been a long road to recovery for 30 Rock alum Tracy Morgan, who was severely injured when a Wal-Mart truck slammed into his car on the New Jersey Turnpike last June. One passenger, comedian James McNair, was killed, and Morgan was rushed to the hospital with multiple injuries—including, reportedly, irreparable head trauma.
Not long after the crash, it was revealed that the driver of the Wal-Mart truck, Kevin Roper, was forced to stay awake for 24 hours, which resulted in him falling asleep at the wheel. After the news broke, Morgan sued Wal-Mart for negligence, and today, the case is finally resolved. Deadline reports:
With no details made public, attorneys for the parties have come to a proposed confidential settlement, a filing in federal court in the Garden State today revealed. “Wal-Mart did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families,” said Morgan in a statement Wednesday. “I am grateful that the case was resolved amicably.”
A motion put before the court on Wednesday to seal certain documents referred to “confidential settlement negotiations and the confidential final settlement amounts” between Morgan’s camp and Wal-Mart.