A UAW striker was hit and killed by vehicle in Milan this morning.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021at 6:00 AM in the morning a UAW protestor was hit and killed by a moving vehicle. 

The incident happened at the intersection of Rock Island Milan Parkway and Deere Drive outside of the Milan Parts Distribution. There were dozens of protestors gathered at that time. It was reported that protestor was killed by a moving vehicle.  

Emergency vehicles and Moline Police Department were at the scene. The traffic investigation Unit was also there doing an investigation.  

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UAW released the following statement:

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“UAW members mourned the death today of a 56-year-old member of Milan, Ill, Local 79, who was a 15-year employee at the Milan John Deere Parts Distribution Plant in Milan, Ill. He was struck in a traffic accident and fatally injured while walking to the picket line.

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“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our brother who was reporting to the picket line. Our brother was fighting for what is right and we all mourn for his family and co-workers,” said Ron McInroy, director of UAW Region 4. “Through our tears, we continue to picket and honor the solidarity of our fallen brother. But we do this with heavy hearts today.”

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Deere and Company released the following statement:

“We are saddened by the tragic accident and death of one of our employees who was struck by a vehicle before dawn this morning while crossing the Milan Beltway. All of us at John Deere express our deepest condolences to their family and friends. We have no further details as we await reports from law enforcement.”

This is developing story and there is no more information available at the moment. 

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