Tracy Morgan released from care, files lawsuit against Walmart
Comic and actor Tracy Morgan files suit against Walmart over a New Jersey highway crash
Actor Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation center and will continue his recovery at home, a representative for the comedian said Saturday.
The news came after Morgan filed a lawsuit against Walmart Stores Inc. over the New Jersey highway crash that left one man dead and several injured last month.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey by Morgan and three other survivors of the crash, claims Walmart was negligent when the driver of one of its tractor trailers struck Morgan’s limousine.
James McNair, 63, a comedian better known by his stage name, Jimmy Mack, died in the accident.
The lawsuit alleges that “Walmart knew or should have known” that Kevin Roper, the 35-year-old Georgia man who was driving the tractor trailer, had been awake for more than 24 consecutive hours when the crash occurred.
Roper has been charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto in the wreck. He entered a not guilty plea.