Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., was killed Wednesday in a car crash in her home state of Indiana.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy shared a statement on Twitter on Wednesday
afternoon from Walorski's office confirming her death in Elkhart County in northern Indiana.
The statement said Walorski's husband, Dean Swihart, learned of her death from the Elkhart County Sheriff's office.
Emma Thomson, a member of Walorski's staff, and Zach Potts, chairman of the St.
The driver of the other vehicle, Edith Schmucker, also died in the crash,according to the sheriff's office.
Walorski, 58, was born in South Bend, Ind., and was first elected to Congress in 2012.
Before she was elected to Congress, Walorski served three terms in the Indiana Statehouse,
worked as a missionary in Romania and spent time as a television news reporter and development director in higher education.
Former Vice President Mike Pence, an Indiana native, said he was "heartbroken" over the loss of a "truly inspiring Indiana leader."
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