General Motors sends dead man letter about car defect years later

General Motors headquarters in the Renaissance Center is seen in this January 14, 2014 file photo...

General Motors headquarters in the Renaissance Center is seen in this January 14, 2014 file photo in Detroit. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA

Doug Hempstead, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 3:38 PM ET

OTTAWA — Parents of a 22-year-old Cornwall, Ont., man who died in a car crash in 2012 have decided to sue General Motors after the company sent their deceased son a letter this week warning that his car has a dangerous defect.

On Oct. 18, 2012, Nick Baker left work at the end of the day and headed home to his parents’ house. His 22nd birthday was earlier that week and he wanted to celebrate with a trip to Upper Canada Village.

Baker never made it home. Instead, his parents Suzanne and Danny Baker watched a provincial police officer walk up to their door with terrible news. Their son Nick died after swerving his 2006 Saturn into an oncoming pickup truck on County Rd. 2, near Cornwall.

On Monday, General Motors sent Nick — not his parents — a notice that his car has a dangerous defect.

 


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