Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

FILE - In this April 9, 2014 file photo, actor Tracy Morgan attends the FX Networks Upfront premiere screening of "Fargo" at the SVA Theater in New York. Kevin Roper, a Wal-Mart driver involved in a New Jersey highway crash that killed a comic and severely injured Morgan, has asked a federal judge to reconsider her decision not to delay Morgan’s lawsuit against the company. Roper is not a defendant in Morgan’s lawsuit against Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. but wants to intervene to delay it from moving forward until his criminal case is resolved. He filed his appeal Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a New Jersey highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.

A filing in federal court in Newark on Wednesday refers to a confidential settlement reached by the two sides.

Morgan’s lawyer hasn’t responded to a message seeking comment.

Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. calls it an “amicable settlement.” Details haven’t been disclosed.

A Wal-Mart truck slammed into the back of a limo van carrying Morgan and the others back from a show in Delaware last June. Comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair was killed. Morgan suffered head trauma, a broken leg and broken ribs.

Wal-Mart reached a settlement with McNair’s two children in January.

The driver of the truck faces charges in state court.

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