Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart Over Deadly Crash in New Jersey

The comedian Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Walmart Stores in which he claims the company was partly responsible for a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike last month that seriously injured him and killed another comedian.

The lawsuit was filed on Thursday in United States District Court in New Jersey, a month after a Walmart truck slammed into the back of a luxury van carrying a group that included Mr. Morgan, 45, severely injuring several others and killing James McNair, a comedian known as Jimmy Mack.

The suit says that Walmart was negligent in the ownership and operation of its truck, which was a “substantial contributing factor” in the crash on June 7.

Prosecutors have charged the driver of the truck, Kevin Roper, of Jonesboro, Ga., with vehicular homicide, saying that at the time of the crash he had not slept in more than 24 hours. Mr. Roper has pleaded not guilty.

Read the entire story at Atlee Hall's website

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