GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Nears 50

With the submission deadline for the GM compensation fund nearing, the approved death count continues to rise.

The number of deaths related to the massive ignition switch recall is now officially at 49 along with seven serious injuries and 65 lesser injuries. The latest report shows that a total of 2,818 claims have been submitted and of those, nearly a third are still under review. As for applications associated with fatal accidents, there are still 84 to be reviewed meaning the death toll could continue to increase.

SEE ALSO: GM Ignition Switch Death Count Reaches 45

The submission window for claims will end on January 31 after being extended from its initial deadline of December 31.

Discuss this story at our General Motors forum