The biggest automaker in the country - says - it failed. But that rings hollow for one local family - still trying to come to grips with a tragic loss..... In the midst of a growing scandal with General Motors, one local woman is hoping to see justice for her loved one. 19-year old SarahTrautwein was a student at the University of South Carolina when she was killed in a car accident nearly FIVE years ago. Her family says she was driving a 2005 Chevy Cobalt, one of the many vehicles recalled by General Motors for a faulty ignition switch. Channel 4's Ashley Harding spoke to Trautwein's cousin tonight And joins us now live. Ashley, do we know if General Motors has acknowledged if it's responsible for Sarah's it's responsible for Sarah's death? 3 3 3 Rob, she says G-M has been very careful in choosing their words when it comes to Sarah's accident. But she says her cousin's ignition went out... and with that, so did the power steering, and the airbags. She was devastated when she learned what happened. 3 00-0405-1043:40--43:45 "WHy else would she just veer off the road and hit a tree at 75 miles per hour?"TRACK For the longest time, Karlie Yarborough believed her cousin, 19-year old Sarah Trautwein, had fallen asleep at the wheel.It was only just a couple months ago, when she says she learned the heartbreaking truth about the accident45:08--45:14 "all of a sudden her car was going one way on the road, and then you see where it veered off to the other way at 75 miles per hourTRACK At the time of the accident, Sarah was driving a 2005 Chevy Cobalt, now one of the vehicles on a list of General Motors ignition recalls.45:17--45:30 "signs of this problem with G-M, shows the ignition goes out.Well, when the ignition goes out, the power steering goes out, the brakes go out. All signs point to...this is what happened in Sarah's situation."TRACK Earlier on Thursday , the company's CEO announced the findings of an internal investigation. Ultimately, 15 employees were fired after they were found to have not acted.Yarborough was pleased by the news. 47:05--47:08 "I am happy that they were admitting some kind of guilt to the situation."TRACK Last April, Yarborough started a petition through Change-dot-org in memory of Sarah.Her hope is to convince Attorney General Eric Holder to pursue criminal charges against those responsible. So far, more than 111-thousand people have signed.51:59--52:10 "we check the petition continuously because each signature shows a sign of support for our families, and support against GM and the decision that they made."Through it all, Yarborough wants her cousin remembered for who she was. 52:30--52:43 "She would always say if you were upset, she would always say, 'behind every dark cloud is the sun'. Just wait one more day and everything is going to be fine. She was just that kind of a person. She was infectious with joy." Ashley, did Karlie Yarborough say if her opinion about GM as a company has changed at all? Answer: Yes,s he did. And she really talked about how heartbreaking that is.She even referred to GM as "the heartbeat" of America. But she mentioned that her family owns a GM car., and she's planning to get rid of it.