The New York Times reports that Jamel McNair, 26, and Denita McNair, 19, will get part of the funds via monthly sums that can increase— starting at $3,000—for the rest of their lives.
Morgan, of “Saturday Night Liveâ€ and “30 Rockâ€ fame, was seriously injured in June 2014 when the limo bus in which he was traveling collided with a Walmart truck, driven by Kevin Roper. The accident happened on the New Jersey Turnpike, killing McNair and injuring three other passengers. Morgan was hospitalized with broken ribs, a broken nose, a broken femur, and a broken leg. He and two others injured in the crash have also sued the big-box retailer.
Roper has been charged with death by auto and other offenses in New Jersey state court but has not been indicted, a spokesman for the Middlesex County, N.J., told reporters.