Indiana Congresswoman Jackie Walorsky killed in car accident

US Representative Jackie Walorsky, R-Ind., was killed in a car accident on Wednesday in Elkhart County, Ind.

Rep. Jackie Walorsky, R-Ind., was killed in a car accident Wednesday in his home state of Indiana.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy shared a statement on twitter Her death was confirmed Wednesday afternoon from Walorsky’s office in Elkhart County, northern Indiana.

Walorsky’s husband, Dean Swihart, learned of his death from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office, the statement said. The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to USA TODAY’s request for comment.

Walorsky’s staff member Emma Thomson and St. Joseph County Republican Party chairman Zach Potts were also killed in the crash. According to the South Bend Tribune. The newspaper reported that Walorsky’s vehicle was traveling on a state route in Elkhart County when a car traveling in the opposite direction crossed the center line, colliding head-on with the vehicle.

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