Tracy Morgan crash leads to $10 million Walmart settlement

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Tracy Morgan crash leads to $10 million Walmart settlement
Jamel, right, and Danita McNair, the children of James McNair, are interviewed in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The family of McNair, a comedian killed in the crash that seriously injured Tracy Morgan last summer, has settled a wrongful death claim with Wal-Mart, an attorney representing the family said. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
PEEKSKILL, NY - JUNE 12: A general view at James McNair's funeral service at Paramount Theater on June 12, 2014 in Peekskill, New York. McNair was killed on the New Jersey turnpike in an multi-vehicle accident that seriously injured fellow comedian Tracy Morgan on June 7, 2014. (Photo by Kenneth Gabrielsen/Getty Images)
Jamel, right, and Danita McNair, the children of James McNair, are interviewed along with their attorney, Daryl Zaslow, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The family of McNair, a comedian killed in the crash that seriously injured Tracy Morgan last summer, has settled a wrongful death claim with Wal-Mart, according to Zaslow. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
In this image from video the limousine bus carrying Tracy Morgan and six other people lies on it's side early Saturday morning June 7, 2014 on the New Jersey Turnpike. Morgan remained hospitalized as state and federal officials continued their investigation of the six-vehicle crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that took the life of a Morgan friend and left two others seriously injured, authorities say. (AP Photo/Will Vaultz Photography)
In this image from video the Wal-Mart truck involved in the crash of the limousine bus carrying Tracy Morgan and six other people is seen early Saturday morning June 7, 2014 on the New Jersey Turnpike at the accident scene. Morgan remained hospitalized as state and federal officials continued their investigation of the six-vehicle crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that took the life of a Morgan friend and left two others seriously injured, authorities say. Wal-Mart President Bill Simon said in a statement a Wal-Mart truck was involved and that the company "will take full responsibility" if authorities determine that its truck caused the accident. (AP Photo/Will Vaultz Photography)
Comedian and actor Tracy Morgan (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Jamel, right, and Danita McNair, the children of James McNair, are interviewed in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The family of McNair, a comedian killed in the crash that seriously injured Tracy Morgan last summer, has settled a wrongful death claim with Wal-Mart, an attorney representing the family said. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Jamel, right, and Danita McNair, the children of James McNair, are interviewed in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The family of McNair, a comedian killed in the crash that seriously injured Tracy Morgan last summer, has settled a wrongful death claim with Wal-Mart, an attorney representing the family said. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Kevin Roper, right, listens to his attorney David Glassman during his arraignment at the Middlesex County Courthouse Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in New Brunswick, N.J. Roper, a Wal-Mart truck driver from Georgia, pleaded not guilty to death by auto and assault by auto charges, in the wake of a deadly chain-reaction crash on the New Jersey Turnpike early Saturday, June 7, 2014, that killed comedian James McNair and left actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and two others critically injured. (AP Photo/Princeton Packet, Phil McAuliffe, Pool
Kevin Roper leaves a court appearance Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in New Brunswick, N.J. Roper, a Wal-Mart truck driver from Georgia, was charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto in the wake of a deadly chain-reaction crash on the New Jersey Turnpike early Saturday, June 7, 2014, that killed comedian James McNair and left actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and two others critically injured. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
In this image from video the limousine bus carrying Tracy Morgan and six other people lies on it's side, left, as emergency responders work the accident scene early Saturday morning June 7, 2014 on the New Jersey Turnpike. Morgan remained hospitalized as state and federal officials continued their investigation of the six-vehicle crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that took the life of a Morgan friend and left two others seriously injured, authorities say. (AP Photo/Will Vaultz Photography)
Judge Bradley Ferencz presides as truck driver Kevin Roper attends his first appearance at the Middlesex County Courthouse, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Roper pleaded not guilty in the fatal New Jersey Turnpike crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan as investigators look into what role his long commute to work played in the accident. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, John O'Boyle, Pool)
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Walmart has agreed to pay out a $10 million settlement to the children of James McNair, who was killed in the New Jersey Turnpike crash last summer that seriously injured "30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan in June 2014.

Though news that the retailer had settled with McNair's family was reported earlier this year, the Associated Press reported the $10 million figure on Friday.

According to the AP, McNair's children, 26-year-old Jamel and 19-year-old Denita, will put aside part of the settlement for increasing monthly payments, which will start at $3,000 and continue for the rest of their lives.

McNair was killed when a Walmart truck collided with the limo bus that was carrying him and Morgan, who were returning from a comedy show in Delaware.

Morgan has a separate lawsuit against Walmart. The driver of the truck, Kevin Roper, has repeatedly attempted to delay that case, arguing that details emerging from that case could adversely affect him in a criminal case that he's facing.

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