Indiana Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski was killed tragically in a car accident this week, along with two other people in the car with her. The driver of the car that hit her was also killed.
Walorski was first elected to Congress in 2012 and according to various reports, was well liked by other members of the chamber as well as her constituents.
She was only 58 years old.
FOX News reports:
Indiana GOP Congresswoman Jackie Walorski killed in car crash
Republican Indiana Rep. Jackie Walorski died Wednesday at the age of 58.
Walorski, who represented Indiana’s 2nd Congressional district, was killed in a car crash on Wednesday afternoon in Elkhart County, Indiana.
“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 Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News Digital in a statement. “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 investigation into the crash is being conducted by the Elkhart County Coroner’s Office and the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.
Two of the others killed in the crash, Zachery Potts and Emma Thomson, worked on Walorski’s staff.
Lots of members of Congress remembered her on Twitter:
Just seeing the awful news about Rep. Jackie Walorski. Heartbreaking.
I'll be praying for her family after this awful and shocking tragedy. May God surround and comfort them all.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) August 3, 2022
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
My full statement on the passing of Jackie Walorski, my dear friend and one of the greatest public servants I’ve ever known: pic.twitter.com/nntvYAqttb
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) August 3, 2022
Devastated to hear the horrible news of the passing of Jackie Walorski and her two staffers.
She was a dear friend who loved serving the people of Indiana in Congress.
My prayers are with her loving husband Dean, the rest of her family, and the families of the two staffers.
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) August 3, 2022
My full statement on the Passing of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski & Staffers Zachery Potts & Emma Thomson: pic.twitter.com/V5HrHQtRha
— Rep. Elise Stefanik (@RepStefanik) August 3, 2022
Prayers to Ms. Walorski’s family and friends.