/Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana killed in car crash | USA TODAY

Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana killed in car crash | USA TODAY


Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana was killed in a car crash. The Republican congresswoman was first elected to Congress in 2012.

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Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., was killed Wednesday in a car crash in her home state of Indiana. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy shared a statement on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon from Walorski’s office confirming her death in Elkhart County in northern Indiana. The statement said Walorski’s husband, Dean Swihart, learned of her death from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s office.

Emma Thomson, a member of Walorski’s staff, and Zach Potts, chairman of the St. Joseph County Republican Party, also were killed in the crash, according to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office The sheriff’s office reported that Walorski’s vehicle was traveling on a state route in Elkhart County when a car traveling the opposite direction crossed the center line, colliding head-on with the vehicle.

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