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General Motors facing civil lawsuit for fatal Wisconsin crash

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General Motors (GM) is facing a civil lawsuit filed by three families regarding a fatal Wisconsin crash in 2006.

One of the family attorneys claimed that the airbags in the Chevrolet Cobalt failed to work because the ignition starter was in “accessory” mode. A jury in Minnesota will determine the exact cost of the damage, which is estimated to $50 up to $100 million.

Teenagers Natasha Weigel and Amy Rademaker both died in the accident, while the driver, Megan Philips, 24, sustained severe brain damage after their vehicle hit a telephone box and trees. GM spokesperson Jim Cain said they will address the lawsuit.

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