Tracy Morgan and Wal-Mart have reached a settlement for the lawsuit the comedian filed over the crash that killed a fellow comedian and put Morgan in a coma for days.
Amounts for the settlements were not disclosed, but Morgan was quoted as saying that “Wal-Mart did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families.”
The lawsuit was the filed after a Wal-Mart trucker who had allegedly gone at least 24 hours without sleeping slammed in to the back of the van that Morgan and the others were riding in. Though the trucker, Kevin Roper, was within his allowable hours of service, he had not slept at all because he had driven 700 miles in his personal vehicle in order to start his shift.
Before reaching the settlement with Morgan, Wal-Mart had also settled with the children of the deceased comedian, James McNair.
Roper has pled not guilty to charges of vehicular homicide and assault by auto.