Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., was killed in a car accident on Wednesday, House. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy confirmed today. She was 58.
Four people died in a crash at SR 19 and SR 119 near Nappanee Wednesday afternoon. One of the victims was US Rep. Jackie Walorski.
The crash happened at 12:32 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of SR 19 and SR 119.
Four people were killed in the crash. Three people in an SUV were killed. Walorski, Zachery Potts and Emma Thompson.
Secretary Pete Buttigieg said:
“I’m shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic death of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski.
“My thoughts and prayers are with her family and the other victims of this terrible crash.
“Though we came from very different places politically, she was always prepared to work together where there was common ground, always decent and straightforward, and she cared deeply about her work and her constituents.”
Representative Jake Teshka said in a statement:
“Jackie was a very good friend.
’I’m devastated. This is a major loss for our community.”
— Erica Finke WSBT (@EricaFinkeTV) August 3, 2022
It is with a heavy heart that I am sharing this statement from the Office of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski. pic.twitter.com/UEPoKBDf5N
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) August 3, 2022