Indiana Rep. Jackie Walorski and two staffers killed in car crash
Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., and two of her staffers were killed in a car crash on Wednesday, authorities said. Walorski was 58.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., and two of her staffers were killed in a car crash on Wednesday, authorities said. Walorski was 58.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy first confirmed Walorski's death in a tweet earlier Wednesday.
McCarthy said he spoke to Walorski's husband, Dean Swihart, who was informed of her death by the Elkhart County Sheriff's office on Wednesday afternoon.
"This news is absolutely devastating," McCarthy said in a statement. "Jackie was a dear friend, trusted advisor, and the embodiment of integrity who achieved the admiration and respect of all her colleagues in the House."
Walorski District Director Zachery Potts, 27, and her Communications Director Emma Thomson, 28, also died in the two-car collision. Their deaths were confirmed by the sheriff's office in a Facebook post. The driver of the other car was also killed.