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Tracy Morgan Settles Lawsuit Over Deadly Accident With Walmart

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Almost one year after a Walmart 18-wheeler slammed into the limousine Tracy Morgan was riding in, severely injuring him and killing his friend James McNair, Morgan has settled with the corporation for an undisclosed sum.

“Walmart did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families,” Morgan said. “I am grateful that the case was resolved amicably.”

Morgan did not disclose the amount, likely because of a confidentiality agreement.

The retail company, who originally blamed Morgan for not wearing his seatbelt during the wreck, also settled with the other two passengers of the limo, and with McNair’s family.

The truck’s driver, Kevin Roper, reportedly had not slept in over 24 hours, and was going 20 mph over the speed limit when he struck the car.

Morgan sustained broken ribs, nose and a leg. He also reportedly suffered a brain injury, and was seen using a cane in April. (RELATED: Tracy Morgan’s Career Could Be Over, Lawyer Says)

Kevin Roper, The Wal-Mart truck driver allegedly responsible for a fatal accident with Tracy Morgan's limo pleads not guilty in a New Jersey courtroom on Wednesday afternoon. (Photo: David McGlynn / Splash News)

Kevin Roper, The Wal-Mart truck driver allegedly responsible for a fatal accident with Tracy Morgan’s limo pleads not guilty in a New Jersey courtroom on Wednesday afternoon. (Photo: David McGlynn / Splash News)

He filed his lawsuit against the company roughly a month after the accident last summer. (RELATED: Walmart Blames Tracy Morgan)