CLOSING

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Nashville Tenessin

SPRING HILL, TEN. – The United Auto Workers' picket was struck and killed Tuesday by a driver outside a General Motors plant in Spring Hill amid a continuing strike.

UAW union officials issued a statement Tuesday to worker Roy A. McCombs, 55, of Columbia.

"Roy A. McCombs tragically lost his life today on a picket line advocating a better life for himself and his colleagues," UAW President Gary Jones and Vice President Teri Dittes said in a joint statement. "On behalf of the UAW, we extend our condolences to Brother McCombs and family, friends and colleagues. Today's disaster is heartbreaking for UAW Spring Hill members. We will continue to work to ensure that safety is a priority on the picket line. "

The destruction occurred at 6:15 a.m. At the bridge that leads to the southern entrance of the plant to the Columbia border.

"This is an incident involving a pedestrian and a car. The individual pedestrian unfortunately succumbed to his injuries and died," said Columbia Lt. Gen. Jeremy Haywood. Greg Hill and John Lydon strike near GM plant in Spring Hill on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. ” width=”540″ data-mycapture-src=”” data-mycapture-sm-src=””/>

General Motors workers Greg Hill and John Lydon strike near GM plant in Spring Hill on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 [19659009] (Photo: Shelley Mace, TN)