Tracy Morgan Settles With Walmart Over Crash

But terms are undisclosed
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2015 3:30 PM CDT
Tracy Morgan in a photo from April 2014, prior to the accident.   (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Tracy Morgan has settled with Walmart over last year's devastating highway crash, but neither side is offering details, reports MarketWatch. Morgan and two friends were seriously injured and another friend was killed when a Walmart truck plowed into their limo on the New Jersey Turnpike. Previously, Walmart agreed to pay $10 million to the family of comedian James McNair, the man killed. "Walmart did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families," said Morgan in a statement quoted by USA Today. "I am grateful that the case was resolved amicably."

His attorney, Benedict Morelli, said Walmart "took full responsibility for the accident, which we greatly appreciate." In his own statement, Walmart CEO Greg Foran said that "while we know there is nothing that can change what happened, Walmart has been committed to doing what's right." He added that "we are deeply sorry that one of our trucks was involved." Morgan's prognosis remains unclear, but his attorney previously said that he might never be the same because of a severe brain injury.

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