Four more people were added this week to the list of those killed as while driving in General Motors vehicles that crashed as a result of faulty ignition switches that necessitated the recall of nearly 2.6 million cars last year.
That brings the total number to 104, according to the latest update from Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator the $550 million victims fund established by the automaker.
Feinberg and his team still have to process another 26 applications for death benefits, the report notes. Additionally, there are 469 applications for injury benefits, including 52 applications for Category One benefits, which cover people who suffered lost limbs, brain damage or pervasive burns in crashes. (more…)