The children of comedian James McNair, who was killed in the New Jersey Turnpike crash that injured Tracy Morgan, are getting a $10 million settlement from Wal-Mart, court papers show.
The documents also show that the children, Jamel McNair, 26, and Denita McNair, 19, are putting part of the payment toward annuities that will pay them ever-increasing monthly amounts, starting at $3,000, for the rest of their lives.
The $10 million figure was disclosed in documents filed in Surrogate’s Court in Westchester County, where James McNair – known professionally as “Uncle Jimmy Mack” – lived.
In the June 7 accident, a Wal-Mart truck hit a limo van that was carrying him, Morgan and others home from a show in Delaware. Morgan, a former “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” star, suffered broken bones and what his lawyer, Benedict Morelli, said was a traumatic brain injury.