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GM ignition-switch death toll could grow well beyond the 19 tallied
GM ignition-switch death toll could grow well beyond the 19 tallied

The number of people killed in crashes caused by a faulty ignition switch in older General Motors cars now stands at 19 and could grow to well over 100 based on the number of claims filed against the automaker. That is according to the first report from Kenneth Feinberg, a victims' compensation consultant hired by GM, who is administering a plan to award payments to crash victims and their families. GM has said 13 people were killed in crashes involving the cars, older Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn Ions and other small vehicles, but federal safety investigators and safety experts have said they believe the death toll was higher than GM's estimate. In a report Monday, Feinberg...

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