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Walmart truck involved in accident that hurt Tracy Morgan

Bentonville, Ark. – Walmart issued an apology after one of its trucks was involved in an accident Saturday in New Jersey that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan and took the life of a passenger.

“We’re praying for the family and friends of the passenger who lost his life in the terrible accident in New Jersey,” read the statement from Bill Simon, Walmart U.S. president and ceo, posted on the retailer’s website.” Our hearts go out to everyone involved and we hope those who were injured get the care that they need and make a full recovery.

“This is a tragedy and we are profoundly sorry that one of our trucks was involved. We are working quickly to understand what happened and are cooperating fully with law enforcement to aid their investigation,” the statement said. “The facts are continuing to unfold. If it’s determined that our truck caused the accident, Walmart will take full responsibility.”

Walmart “will do what’s right for the family of the victim and the survivors in the days and weeks ahead,” the statement concluded.

According to Bloomberg , the six-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpikeprompted the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board to enter a state investigation.

The driver was charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault after the tractor trailer he was driving crashed into a limousine van carrying Morgan and other passengers, including comedian James McNair, of Peekskill, N.Y., who was killed.

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