A truck owned by Walmart nearly killed actor Tracy Morgan, but the two entities have come to a legal resolution on a 2014 collision.
The crash, which happened in July of 2014, took the life of Tracy’s comedian friend James McNair and the actor with injuries he has yet to recover from in full. A Walmart driver, driving over 20 miles over the speed limit on the New Jersey Turnpike, careened his tractor-trailer into a limo bus that held Tracy Morgan’s group.
Tracy settled with Walmart for an undisclosed amount, which is likely several million.
“Walmart did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families. I am grateful that the case was resolved amicably,” Morgan said in a written statement.
“While we know there is nothing that can change what happened, Walmart has been committed to doing what’s right to help ensure the well-being of all of those who were impacted by the accident,” said Walmart US president and CEO Greg Foran. “We are pleased to have reached an amicable settlement that ends this litigation.”
James McNair’s family reportedly received $10 million and insiders speculate Tracy’s settlement will be several times that amount.
“Our thoughts continue to go out to everyone that was involved in the accident. We are deeply sorry one of our trucks was involved,” Foran concluded.