(8-3-22) U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-Indiana) 2nd District has died in a crash in Northern Indiana.

She served on the House Ways and Means Committee and as the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support.

Also lost in the crash was Emma Thomson. Communications Director for Rep Walorski.

On August 3, 2022 at approximately 12:32 PM the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle crash on SR 19 south of SR 119 that claimed the lives of all four people involved.

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, Indiana
  • Hi Zachery Potts, 27, Mishawaka, Indiana
  • Emma Thomson, 28, Washington, DC

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

The Elkhart County Coroner’s Office and the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office are conducting the investigation.