Tracy Morgan and Walmart have reached a settlement in the suit the comedian filed over the New Jersey highway accident in June 2014 that killed one and severely injured Morgan and two other individuals, Variety reports.
"Walmart did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families," Morgan said in a statement. "I am grateful that the case was resolved amicably."
Last summer, a Walmart truck driven by employee Kevin Roper slammed into the back of a limo carrying Morgan and several others on the New Jersey Turnpike after one of Morgan's shows. Morgan's friend and fellow comedian Jimmy McNair was killed in the accident.
Morgan suffered broken ribs, a broken leg, a broken nose and severe head trauma that left him in critical condition.
Morgan has not made any public appearances since the accident. He had hoped to attend Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary show in February, but was unable to go.
Greg Foran, Walmart U.S. president and CEO, said in a statement, "Our thoughts continue to go out to everyone that was involved in the accident. 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 those who were impacted by the accident...We are deeply sorry that one of our trucks was involved."
"Walmart and I worked diligently to reach this settlement for the plaintiffs and their families," Morgan's lawyer Benedict Morelli added. "Walmart took full responsibility for the accident, which we greatly appreciate."
Morgan filed the suit last year with fellow crash survivors. They alleged that Walmart allowed Roper to drive after being "awake for more than 24 consecutive hours." According to the suit, this caused Roper to fall asleep at the wheel, which resulted in the six-car accident.
Roper has pleaded not guilty to several criminal charges, including death by auto, and was not named as a defendant in Morgan's suit.