Fatal Stabbing Reported at Chrysler Jefferson North Plant

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Chrysler group has issued a statement today which confirms that a man has been stabbed to death while working on the assembly line at the companies Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit.

“Chrysler Group is deeply saddened by events that occurred at its Jefferson North Assembly Plant this morning,” the company said in a statement. Two employees were involved in the fight, and unfortunately one of them was stabbed and pronounced dead on site.

The plant line has been halted for now, while the police investigate the incident. Details surrounding the fight are still unclear.

Jefferson North is responsible for the production of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles.

UPDATE: Production will resume tomorrow for the plant after being rocked by the stabbing, details of which emerged through the day. Chrysler worker Jeff Hunter approached fellow Chrysler employee Keith Readus, whispered something in his ear then stabbed him and slit his throat according to Chrysler.

Immediately after the incident, Hunter got on a forklift and was found dead on Belle Ilse, and island park in the Detroit River. There was a gun present at the scene and police are calling his death a suicide.

It was also revealed after the stabbing that Hunter had a history of violence that previously caused him to be fired from Chrysler. Hunter had been re-hired after his original termination.

[Source: Auto News]

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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