Roy A. McCombs

Roy A. McCombs, UAW Member Is Dead, Killed By Accident

Roy A. McCombs – Obituary & Funeral: McCombs, a United Auto Worker Spring Hill member was tragically killed on Tuesday morning by an accident by a vehicle.

He lost his life on a picket line; while standing up for a better life for himself and his coworkers,  he was struck and killed outside a General Motors assembly plant in Tennessee, according to local law enforcement.

Lt. Jeremy Haywood of the Columbia Police Department confirmed the accident occurred at about 6:30 a.m. on a public road by the entrance of an overpass that leads to GM’s Spring Hill Assembly plant.

“Today’s accident is heartbreaking for UAW Spring Hill members. We will continue to work to ensure that safety is a priority on the picket line,” said the union, which is now in the 37th day of its strike against the company over contract negotiations. Members have until Friday to vote on a deal reached last week.

According to Haywood, the vehicle that hit and killed McCombs is not work vehicle with the company.

GM, in an emailed statement, said it is “deeply saddened” by the fatal accident involving one of its workers.

“We offer our thoughts and prayers to the employee’s family and all who are impacted by this tragedy,” the company said. “General Motors is committed to employee safety and plant leadership is working closely with authorities to investigate and understand what happened.”