Indiana Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski was killed in a car accident on Wednesday afternoon.
It is with a heavy heart that I am sharing this statement from the Office of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski. pic.twitter.com/UEPoKBDf5N
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) August 3, 2022
The crash happened in Elkhart County when a “northbound passenger car traveled left of center and collided head on with a southbound vehicle,” WSBT reporter Erica Finke tweeted. “Walorski, Zachary Potts with the St. Joseph County Republican Party, and Walorski’s comm. director Emma Thompson all passed away.”
“The northbound vehicle driver, Edith Schmucker, died as well,” she added.
Indiana Republican Sen. Todd Young was among many who expressed his condolences at the shocking loss.
“I’m truly devastated. Jackie loved Hoosiers and devoted her life to fighting for them. I’ll never forget her spirit, her positive attitude, and most importantly her friendship,” he wrote.
I’m truly devastated. Jackie loved Hoosiers and devoted her life to fighting for them. I’ll never forget her spirit, her positive attitude, and most importantly her friendship.
— Senator Todd Young (@SenToddYoung) August 3, 2022
The sad events are mourned by family, friends, the people of Indiana and those across the nation who are grieved at the news of her passing.