Indiana Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski killed in car crash


ELKHART COUNTY, Indiana — Republican U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski was killed in a car crash in her northern Indiana district on Wednesday, her office said.

“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 home to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus- Christ. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. We have no further comment at this time,” his office said in a statement.

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office said it was called to the scene of an accident involving two vehicles shortly after noon. Police say a car traveled left of the center lane and collided head-on with an SUV Walorski was in, killing Walorski, 58, and two other people in the vehicle.

A 55-year-old woman driving the other car was also killed in the accident, police said.

Walorski, who served on the House Ways and Means Committee, was first elected to represent Indiana’s 2nd congressional district in 2012. She previously served three terms in the state legislature.

Walorski, was born in South Bend and lived near Elkhart, Indiana. She and her husband were previously missionaries in Romania, where they established a foundation that provided food and medical supplies to needy children. She worked as a television reporter in South Bend before turning to politics.

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