US Congresswoman Jackie Walorski dead after Indiana crash, police say

3 August, 2022
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US Congresswoman Jackie Walorski dead after Indiana crash, police say

 U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R - Indiana) died on Wednesday afternoon after a vehicle crash in a northern county in Indiana near South Bend, police confirmed.

Walorski was an occupant of an SUV traveling southbound on Indiana's State Road 19 nearing State Road 119, when a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction crossed over the center line and struck the SUV head-on. According to the Elkhart County Sheriff's Office, their deputies responded to the scene at about 12:30 p.m. local time.

All three occupants, including Walorski, died in the crash.

The other occupants were Zachery Potts, 27, of Mishawaka, and Emma Thomson, 28, of Washington D.C.

The driver of the northbound vehicle, Edith Schmucker, 56, of Nappanee, was pronounced dead at the scene.


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