Children of Comedian Killed in Tracy Morgan Crash Get $10 Million Settlement

Walmart has agreed to pay a $10 million settlement to the the children of comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair, who was killed in the accident last summer that seriously injured Tracy Morgan.

Court documents show that the children, Jamel McNair, 26, and Denita McNair, 19, will put part of the payment aside for increasing monthly amounts, starting at $3,000, according to the AP.

In the New Jersey Turnpike accident, which took place in June 2014, a truck driven by Walmart employee Kevin Roper struck Morgan’s limo van when he was on his way home from a show in Delaware. The crash killed McNair and left Morgan with severe injuries, including a broken leg, broken ribs and a broken nose.

Morgan’s lawyer, Benedict Morelli, said Friday that Morgan was “very pleased” that McNair’s children were well compensated and will be able to “lead a better life.”

Morgan and two others injured in the crash have a separate lawsuit against Walmart. Roper has been charged with death by auto and other offenses in New Jersey state court but has not yet been indicted, according to a spokesman for the Middlesex County, New Jersey, prosecutor’s office.

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