General Motors Co.

will announce this morning that more than a dozen employees and executives have been dismissed from the company or retired as it releases the details of its internal investigation into why the automaker failed for years to recall 2.6 million cars linked to at least 13 deaths and 47 crashes.

GM CEO Mary Barra will update employees on the investigation during a town hall meeting at GM’s Tech Center in Warren where nearly 1,000 employees will gather, followed by a news conference with reporters. Barra will hold a conference call with Wall Street analysts later in the day. The Detroit News first reported late Wednesday that an unknown number of executives at GM were leaving or being fired. A person briefed on the probe said Thursday morning that more than a dozen people are leaving.

Those leaving are from multiple GM units and include a senior lawyer and at least one vice president. GM’s general counsel, Michael Millikin, is not leaving the company, GM has said.


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