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Vigil held tonight for UAW member struck, killed near picket line at GM Spring Hill plant

Posted at 8:42 AM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 09:42:51-04

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (WTVF) — Fellow workers will honor a UAW member who was struck and killed near the picket line at the General Motors plant in Spring Hill.

The vigil for Roy McCombs will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at the local UAW union hall. McCombs worked the third shift, assembling doors at the plant.

He was hit by a car Tuesday morning at the South Gate Overpass while performing his four-hour strike duty. However, police said McCombs was not actively picketing at the actual moment of the crash. He was attempting to cross the road near the picket line.

At the time of the crash, the driver was bringing children to a daycare facility at the plant. Police called the crash an “accident” and it does not appear any charges will be filed.

Read more: United Auto Workers Spring Hill member hit, killed outside General Motors plant

UAW members have been on strike outside the General Motors plant for weeks in their fight for better wages and benefits.