Traveling 20 mph over the speed limit the walmart driver was almost at his drive time limit,the truck driven by Walmart employee Kevin Roper collided with the rear end of Morgan’s vehicle.”The defendants’ negligence was a substantial contributing factor in causing plaintiffs’ injuries,” the complaint states.
In a statement, Walmart said the crash had been a “terrible tragedy” and that it wished full recoveries to Morgan and two others injured with him, comedian Ardley Fuqua and Morgan’s personal assistant Jeffrey Millea. The fourth plaintiff in the lawsuit is Millea’s wife, Krista
“We are deeply sorry that one of our trucks was involved. As we’ve said, we’re cooperating fully in the ongoing investigation. We know it will take some time to resolve all of the remaining issues as a result of the accident, but we’re committed to doing the right thing for all involved.”
Roper, from Jonesboro, Georgia, pleaded not guilty last month to criminal charges that include vehicular homicide and assault by auto.
Morgan was a regular on “Saturday Night Live” for seven years and later received an Emmy nomination for his role in the comedy series “30 Rock.”