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Feds Fine GM Over Ignition Switch Row

One of the last remaining government product liability investigations ended when the automaker agreed to pay a $1 million fine to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

According to the SEC, General Motors ignored a critical ignition switch flaw for at least ten years, leading to more than 120 deaths and 270 serious injuries in Saturn Ions, Chevrolet Cobalts, and several other model cars that had ignitions prone to sudden shutdown during operation. Specifically, GM engineers failed to promptly inform company accountants of the significant product liability risk, and that is a violation of SEC rules.

Pickup Truck Collides With Backhoe; Kills One

Three other people were also seriously injured in the vehicle wreck that occurred on the eastbound Cumberland Parkway near Fishing Creek Bridge.

According to the¬†Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, 55-year old David Perry, of Collierville, Tenn., was driving a 2011 Ford pickup when he collided with a Kentucky Highway Department backhoe. Mr. Perry was rushed to a nearby hospital, along with 22-year-old Shannon Acosta and 24-year-old Brandon Perry, both of Anchorage, Ala.; Brandon Perry was subsequently pronounced dead at the hospital.