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Adams Woman Hears From GM CEO About Son Killed In Crash

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Adams Woman Hears From GM CEO About Son Killed In Crash

CREATED Apr 21, 2014
by Jason Lamb

ADAMS, Tenn.  After a trip to the nation's capital to hear from the head of General Motors, the mother of an Adams man killed in a car crash five years ago said she wanted more from the embattled CEO.

Shannon Wooten's son Joshua was killed in 2009 when he lost control of his car along the Tom Austin Highway.

The car he was driving was a 2006 Chevy Cobalt, one of the cars now affected by GM's massive recall due to ignition problems.

Even though the final death report didn't specifically say the crash that killed Joshua was caused by the same ignition problems General Motors is currently facing, Shannon is convinced an earlier recall might have saved Joshua's life.

Shannon recently traveled to DC with other crash victims' families to hear from the General Motors CEO, Mary Barra, herself.
Shannon said even though Barra said she was sorry, and that GM would do everything it could to make things right, she wishes Barra would have said more.

“As far as the CEO and our meeting, I felt like it was—she was a joke,” Wooten said.  “Basically, she gave us no answers.”

For its part, Barra has said the company will hold themselves fully responsible for the fallout from the recall.