Family of man killed in Tracy Morgan crash settles with Wal-Mart

The truck Kevin Roper was driving when it struck the limo carrying James McNair, Tracy Morgan and others.

The family of a comedian killed in the June six-vehicle pile-up on the New Jersey Turnpike that seriously injured Tracy Morgan has settled a wrongful-death claim with Wal-Mart.

The out-of-court settlement between Wal-Mart and the estate of James McNair is the first from the June 7 crash.

The terms of the settlement are confidential.

Daryl Zaslow, the McNair family’s attorney, said Wal-Mart “more than stepped up to the plate and took care of this family.”

A Wal-Mart spokeswoman said the company was working toward settlements with others injured in the accident.

Under terms of the settlement, Wal-Mart admitted no liability in the crash. The settlement was reached before the formal filing of a lawsuit.

Kevin Roper, the driver of the Wal-Mart truck, has pleaded not guilty to charges of death by auto and assault by auto. According to the criminal complaint, Roper was operating the truck without having slept for more than 24 hours.