Tracy Morgan is reportedly suing Wal-Mart over a deadly crash involving one of its trucks that killed one person and seriously injured the former SNL and '30 Rock' star last month. The suit, which was filed in federal court on Thursday, "alleges negligence on Walmart's part."
From the Hollywood Reporter:
Plaintiffs include Morgan's assistant, Jeffrey Millea, his wife Krista Millea and comedian Ardie Fuqua. The plaintiffs are suing for negligence. In addition, Krista Millea is suing for loss of consortium.
They are seeking compensatory and statutory damages, punitive damages, legal fees, as well as pre- and post judgment interest, among other things at a trial by jury."
The June 7 crash killed comedian and writer James McNair.
Federal laws allow truck drivers to drive up to 14 hours. Kevin Roper, the truck driver in the accident, had been driving just short of the limit when the accident occurred. MSN added:
A report by federal transportation safety investigators said Roper was driving 65 mph (105 kph)in the 60 seconds before he slammed into the limo van. The speed limit on that stretch of the turnpike is 55 mph (89 kph) and was lowered to 45 mph (72 kph) that night because of construction.