UAW Member Killed Near Quad Cities John Deere Facility

MILAN, Illinois -- A man's dead after being hit by a vehicle early Wednesday morning near a Quad Cities area John Deere facility.

Milan, Illinois police say it happened just after 6:00 a.m. as the man was crossing Rock Island Milan Parkway and Deere Drive near the John Deere Parts Distribution Center.

The United Auto Workers union says the 56-year-old man was hit while walking to the picket line.

They say he's a member of Milan Local 79 and worked at the facility for 15 years.

UAW members have been striking John Deere facilities in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas for the last two weeks

Image from KWQC-TV, Davenport

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