Indiana GOP Rep. Jackie Walorski was killed in a car accident Wednesday. She was 58.
“On August 3, 2022 at approximately 12:32 PM the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle crash on SR 19 south of SR 119,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement to Fox News. “A northbound passenger car traveled left of center and collided head on with a southbound sports utility vehicle. All three occupants in the southbound vehicle died as a result of their injuries: Jackie Walorski, 58, Elkhart, Indiana Zachery Potts, 27, Mishawaka, Indiana Emma Thomson, 28, Washington, DC The sole occupant of the northbound vehicle, Edith Schmucker, 56, Nappanee, Indiana was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Elkhart County Coroner’s Office and the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office are conducting the investigation. No additional information will be released at this time.”
Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) was killed in a car crash along with her district director, Zachery Potts, and communications director, Emma Thomson, according to the Elkhart County Sheriff. Terrible news.
— Rebecca Kaplan (@RebeccaRKaplan) August 3, 2022
“Jackie’s husband, was just informed by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s office that Jackie was killed in a car accident this afternoon. She has returned home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. We will have no further comment at this time,” her office wrote in a statement.
BREAKING: Republican Indiana Rep. Jackie Walorski who represented Indiana’s 2nd Congressional district since 2013, was tragically killed in a car crash on Wednesday afternoon in Elkhart County, Indiana. She was 58. #RIP
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 3, 2022
An investigation into the crash is ongoing.