BREAKING: US Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, Republican from Indiana, killed in horror car crash

US Congresswoman Jackie Walorski has been killed in a crash which occurred at 12.32 pm (local time) in Elkhart County, Indiana on Wednesday, August 3.

Reports coming out of Indiana suggest that the horror car crash killed Jackie Walorski, Zachary Potts with the St. Joseph County Republican Party, and Walorski’s communications director Emma Thompson as well as northbound vehicle driver, Edith Schmucker.

Tributes have already begun flooding Twitter after the death of the 58-year-old was revealed.

Lauren Boebert wrote: “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.”

Adam Kinzinger said: “My heart is heavy, and I don’t have the words. But all I can say is prayers for her family. She was a good and honourable public servant. Rep. Jackie Walorski, two others killed in crash.”

Another person wrote: “Still in shock that @jackiewalorski is dead. She was my first client over 20 years ago. Her passion for politics and missionary work were unparalleled. She took the yoke of service upon herself with zeal.”

GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy said: “It is with a heavy heart that I am sharing this statement from the Office of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski.”

The message reads: “Dean Swihart, Jackie’s husband, was just informed 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 her family in your thoughts and prayers. We will have no further comment at this time.”

Jacqueline Walorski was an American politician who has been the U.S. representative for Indiana’s 2nd congressional district since 2013.

She was a member of the Republican Party and a member of the Indiana House of Representatives representing Indiana’s 21st district, from 2005 to 2010.


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