Rep. Jackie Walorski was killed in a car crash in her home state that claimed the lives of 3 others … according to police.
The fatal, two-car wreck happened Wednesday afternoon near an intersection in Nappanee, Indiana, and it killed all 3 people riding in the Republican Congresswoman’s SUV.
The Elkhart County Sheriff says Walorski was traveling with her district director, Zachery Potts, and her communications director, Emma Thomson, when another car crashed head-on into their vehicle.
The driver of the other car, a 56-year-old woman, was also pronounced dead at the scene. She was the only one in her car.
Rep. Walorski was elected to Congress back in 2012 and her death is already sending shockwaves through Capitol Hill.
Though we came from very different places politically, she was always prepared to work together where there was common ground, always decent and straightforward, and she cared deeply about her work and her constituents.
— Secretary Pete Buttigieg (@SecretaryPete) August 3, 2022
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says he’s “shocked and saddened” to hear of Rep. Walorski’s tragic death … remembering her as someone who was “always prepared to work together where there was common ground, always decent and straightforward, and she cared deeply about her work and her constituents.”
Rep. Walorski was 58.
Republican Rep Jackie Walorski from Indiana Killed in Car Crash