After experiencing a near death accident in which one of his friends was killed, Tracy Morgan is continuing the road back with an appearance on Saturday Night Live on October 17th.
Morgan’s limo was struck by a Walmart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike on June 7, 2014, killing comedian James McNair and critically injuring Morgan and three others. In early June, Morgan appeared on TV for the first time since the accident, telling the Today Show that he doesn’t remember the actual crash.
“When I got home, it really hit me,” he said. “Every day I would just watch the accident on YouTube. One day I saw [McNair’s] funeral on YouTube, and I lost it for about a week.”
Morgan, who suffered extensive physical and neurological injuries from the crash, sued Walmart and received an undisclosed settlement in May. The truck’s driver—who hadn’t slept in 28 hours at the time of the accident—faces charges of death by auto.0