Morgan is still in critical condition, following a deadly accident involving a Walmart truck in New Jersey. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Kevin Roper, of Georgia, is now charged with one count of 'death by auto' and four counts of 'assault by auto.'
Investigators say Roper may have dozed off behind the wheel when he swerved into a limousine van carrying Morgan and at least four others on Saturday. That set off a chain reaction involving a total of six vehicles and closed down the New Jersey Turnpike for nearly five hours.
In a statement, Walmart's President and C.E.O, Bill Simon says that if it's determined the company's truck caused the accident, Walmart will take, quote; "full responsibility," end quote.
Read the entire statement here:
"We're praying for the family and friends of the passenger who lost his life in the terrible
accident in New Jersey. 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 facts are continuing to unfold. If it's determined that our truck caused the accident,
Walmart will take full responsibility.
"Safety is our absolute highest priority, but that is no comfort whatsoever to the families and
friends who are suffering today. We offer them our deepest condolences. We can't change what
happened, but we will do what's right for the family of the victim and the survivors in the days
and weeks ahead."
Statement by Walmart U.S. President and CEO Bill Simon
Regarding the New Jersey Turnpike Accident
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