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Rep. Jackie Walorski Dies in Car Crash Along With Three Others

The Republican had been serving Indiana’s 2nd District in Congress since 2013. She was 58

UNITED STATES - JULY 12: Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., is seen before a House Ways and Means Committee markup in Longworth Building on July 12, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)UNITED STATES - JULY 12: Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., is seen before a House Ways and Means Committee markup in Longworth Building on July 12, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) is seen before a House Ways and Means Committee markup in Longworth Building, on July 12, 2018.

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Jackie Walorski, a Republican who had been serving Indiana’s 2nd District in Congress since 2013, died in a car crash on Wednesday, along with two young staffers and the driver of another vehicle.

The two-car crash took place just after noon in Elkhard County, Indiana. Emma Thomson, 28, who was Walorski’s communications director, also died, as did Zachary Potts, 27, Walorski’s district director and the chairman of the St. Joseph County Republican Party. The driver of the car that collided with the SUV containing Walorski, Thomson, and Potts also died, according to the Elkhart County Sherrif’s Office, which released a statement about the incident:

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) offered his condolences on Twitter.

Walorski, 58, was the top-ranking Republican on the House Ethics Committee. She also served on the Ways and Means Committee. Prior to joining Congress, Walorski served in the Indiana state House from 2005-2010.

“My heart is heavy, and i don’t have the words,” tweeted Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.). “But all I can say is prayers for her family. She was a good and honorable public servant.”

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