Jackie Walorski Died In A Car Accident
Specifically, near the junction of State Road 19 and State Road 119, north of Nappanee, four persons were killed in the collision, including 2nd District Representative Jackie Walorski. A crash occurred on Wednesday, August 3, at about 12:30 pm.
According to the Elkhart County Sheriff's Office, the motorist was murdered as she was traveling northbound on State Road 19. The sheriff's office reported that two passengers in the northbound car died.
It is with a heavy heart that I am sharing this statement from the Office of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski. pic.twitter.com/UEPoKBDf5N— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) August 3, 2022
The driver of the northbound car was critically injured and transported by EMS to Elkhart General Hospital; he later passed away.
Following the retirement of then-Republican State Representative Richard Mangus in 2004, Walorski ran for a seat in the Indiana House of Representatives. The suburban region between South Bend and Elkhart was included in Indiana's 2nd District, for which she ran.
Walorski beat Democrat Carl H. Kaser by a margin of 64 to 36 percent. With 53% of the vote, she was elected to a second term in 2006. She won an uncontested third term in 2008.