Comedian and SNL Alum Tracy Morgan has finally settled a suit that he filed against Walmart after a highway crash left one man dead and Morgan with head trauma, a broken leg and ribs and two of his friends severely injured. The crash occurred in New Jersey back in March when truck driver, Kevin Roper, slammed into the back of the limo Morgan and his friends were riding in. In statement that was recently released, Morgan added “Walmart did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families…I am grateful that the case was resolved amicably.”
Walmart president and CEO Greg Foran also issued a statement saying “Our thoughts continue to go out to everyone that was involved in the accident. 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. We worked closely with Mr. Morelli, and we are pleased to have reached an amicable settlement that ends this litigation. We are deeply sorry that one of our trucks was involved.”
According to court reports, Roper had not slept in over 24 hours when he was driving the Walmart truck. He now faces several charges including a death by auto criminal charge.