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Congresswoman Walorski Dies in Car Crash
Indiana Ag Connection - 08/04/2022

Republican Indiana Rep. Jackie Walorski died Wednesday at the age of 58.

Walorksi, who represented Indiana's 2nd Congressional district, was killed in a car crash on Wednesday afternoon in Elkhart County, Indiana.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. the Elkhart County Sheriff's Office responded to a two-vehicle crash on SR 19 south of SR 119. A northbound passenger car traveled left of center and collided head on with a southbound sports utility vehicle. All three occupants in the southbound vehicle died as a result of their injuries: Jackie Walorski, 58, Elkhart,; Zachery Potts, 27, Mishawaka; and Emma Thomson, 28, Washington, D.C.

The sole occupant of the northbound vehicle, Edith Schmucker, 56, Nappanee,a was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Due to the incredibly sad news about CWalorski's death, Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron said, "Today we lost a tireless advocate for northern Indiana. From myself and the members of Indiana Farm Bureau, we extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski on her tragic passing. We knew Jackie as an enthusiastic advocate for her constituents in the Statehouse and in Washington, D.C. and she was always a great friend to Indiana agriculture. Her natural leadership and energy for getting things done will be greatly missed."

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