June 10, 2014 8:10 PM

GM chief says death tally could rise in ignition switch defect

Speaking before the automaker’s annual meeting, Mary T. Barra said Kenneth Feinberg, a lawyer who specializes in victim compensation, would “independently determine” how many people died or were seriously injured in millions of small cars with faulty ignition switches. She said GM’s tally of 13 deaths and 54 accidents was based on “the information we have right now,” but that figure could grow in the weeks ahead.

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