UPDATE [08/04/22, 10:57 a.m. EST]:
Authorities are saying that it was Walorski’s car that crossed the center lane and caused the crash, per the Washington Examiner.
Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) and three other people have died in a car crash in Indiana.
Erica Finke, a reporter for WSBT, tweeted on Wednesday, “U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-Indiana) has been killed in a crash that happened at 12:32 P.M. in Elkhart County on S.R. 19 south of S.R. 119.”
“A northbound passenger car traveled left of center and collided head on with a southbound vehicle. Walorski, Zachary Potts with the St. Joseph County Republican Party, and Walorski’s comm. director Emma Thompson all passed away,” she continued.
A northbound passenger car traveled left of center and collided head on with a southbound vehicle.
Walorski, Zachary Potts with the St. Joseph County Republican Party, and Walorski's comm. director Emma Thompson all passed away.
— Erica Finke WSBT (@EricaFinkeTV) August 3, 2022
Finke added that the driver of the northbound car was also killed in the crash.
In a statement, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, “Dean Swihart, 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,” he continued. “Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. We will have no further comment at this time.”
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
In a statement, the Elkhart sheriff’s office said, “The Elkhart County Coroner’s Office and the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office are conducting the investigation.”
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