Tracy Morgan crash leads to $10 million Walmart settlement

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Tracy Morgan crash leads to $10 million Walmart settlement
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)
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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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