Documents show GM hid crash data from agency

Posted: July 16, 2014 at 4:19 a.m.

Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors, testifi es about problems with the company’s vehicles on Capitol Hill in April. She and other GM officials are likely to face intense scrutiny again Thursday at a Senate hearing.

The car crash that killed Gene Erickson caught the attention of federal regulators. Why did the Saturn Ion he was traveling in, along a rural Texas road, suddenly swerve into a tree? Why did the air bags fail? General Motors told federal authorities that it could not provide answers.

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