WASHINGTON — Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski was killed Wednesday in a automotive accident in her northern Indiana District, based on her workplace.
“Jackie’s husband, was simply knowledgeable by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s workplace that Jackie was killed in a automotive accident this afternoon. She has returned house to be together with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Please hold her household in your ideas and prayers. We could have no additional remark presently,” her workplace stated in a press release.
The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Workplace stated they have been known as to the scene of a two-vehicle crash shortly after midday. Police stated a automotive traveled left of the middle lane and collided head-on with an SUV Walorski was using in, killing Walorski, 58, and two others within the car.
A 55-year-old lady driving the opposite automotive was additionally killed within the crash, police stated.
Walorski, who served on the Home Methods and Means Committee, was first elected to signify Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District in 2012. She beforehand served three phrases within the state’s legislature.
Walorski, was born in South Bend and lived close to Elkhart, Indiana. She and her husband have been beforehand missionaries in Romania, the place they established a basis that offered meals and medical provides to impoverished kids. She labored as a tv information reporter in South Bend earlier than her flip to politics.
Story by Brian Slodysko
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