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Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski Is Killed In A Car Crash In Indiana: Two Aides Also Dead
By Michael Morgan Last updated Aug 3, 2022
BREAKING NEWS: Republican Representative Jackie Walorski is killed in Indiana car accident: Two aides also dead after vehicle hit their car head-on
By Morgan Phillips, Political Reporter for Dailymail.Com
Published: 20:53 BST, August 3, 2022 | Updated: 21:04 BST, August 3, 2022
Republican Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, of Indiana, was killed in a car accident on Wednesday.
The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office confirmed she was one of four victims of a car accident this afternoon. Her communications director Emma Thomson and St. Joseph County Republican chairman Zachery Potts were also killed.
Thomson, 28, was a native of Washington, DC and Potts, 27, lived in Mishawaka, Indiana.
Walorski, 58, and her two aides were driving south in Elkhart County, Indiana, when a northbound vehicle crossed the line and collided head-on with their vehicle. The driver of the car heading north, Edith Schmucker, 56, was also killed.
Republican Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, of Indiana, was killed in a car accident on Wednesday
Walorski’s office released a statement following the crash: “Dean Swihart, Jackie’s husband, has just been notified by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office that Jackie was killed in a car accident this afternoon. She has returned to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. We will not comment further at this time.’
Walorski has represented Indiana’s 2nd district since 2013 and served on the House Ethics Committee.
Walorski began her career as a journalist for TV news, and she and her husband spent four years as missionaries in Romania, where they started a foundation to provide food and medical supplies to impoverished youth there. She also spent five years in the Indiana state house.