Tracy Morgan to Give First Interview Since Highway Crash on Monday to ‘Today’

© Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images Tracy Morgan TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The truck driver facing criminal charges stemming from a New Jersey highway crash that injured comedian-actor Tracy Morgan and killed one of Morgan's friends is asking that a federal lawsuit be delayed.
© Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images Tracy Morgan TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The truck driver facing criminal charges stemming from a New Jersey highway crash that injured comedian-actor Tracy Morgan and killed one of Morgan’s friends is asking that a federal lawsuit be delayed.

Tracy Morgan has reached a settlement with Walmart in his lawsuit against the retail giant revolving around an accident in New Jersey which left Morgan severely injured and another man dead.

Walmart announced the settlement on its website on Wednesday, saying that the conditions of the settlement are confidential.

Morgan said that the case was “resolved amicably” in a statement.

“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.”

In his own statement, Walmart U.S. president and CEO Greg Foran said that his company “has been committed to doing what’s right” in the process.

“Our thoughts continue to go out to everyone that was involved in the accident,” Foran said. “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 [Morgan’s lawyer Benedict P.] 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.”

The accident occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike in June 2014, when a Walmart truck driven by Kevin Roper struck a vehicle carrying Morgan and others. The suit, filed in July 2014, alleged that Walmart “knew or should have known” that driver Kevin Roper had been awake “for more than 24 consecutive hours” ahead of the accident, violating Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations.

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Source: TheWrap | Tim Kenneally

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