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Children of comedian killed in crash that hurt Tracy Morgan awarded $10 million

Posted at 1:03 PM, Mar 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-20 13:03:14-04

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Court papers show that the children of the comedian who was killed in the crash that injured Tracy Morgan won a $10 million settlement from Walmart.

The amount was disclosed in documents filed in New York’s Westchester County, where comedian James McNair lived until the June 7 accident on the New Jersey Turnpike.

McNair died when a Walmart truck hit a van carrying him, Morgan and others.

Morgan’s lawyer says the “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” star suffered a traumatic brain injury.

The McNair family lawyer announced a settlement in January, but the amount was said to be confidential. However, he disclosed the $10 million figure in court papers supporting his request for nearly $3 million in legal fees.

Walmart said it could not discuss the terms.