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PremierLeague-News.Com - Republican Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, from Indiana, died in a car crash Wednesday.

Daily uk news PICTURED: Senior care aide, 56, who veered into oncoming traffic before crash that killed Indiana congresswoman Jackie Walorski, 58, and two aides - as Biden honors the 'daughter of a meat-cutter' who spent lifetime serving her community  P

PremierLeague-News.Com - Republican Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, from Indiana, died in a car crash Wednesday.

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04 August 2022 - 02:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A 56-year-old senior care aide has been identified as the driver who veered into oncoming traffic in the crash that killed Rep. Jackie Walorski and two aides.Edith Schmucker veered across the center line driving northbound and collided head-on with Walorski's southbound vehicle on a highway in Elkhart County, Indiana on Wednesday at around 12:30 p.m. The Elkhart County Sheriff's office confirmed Walorski, an Indiana Republican, was one of four victims in a car crash this afternoon. Her communications director Emma Thomson and the St. Joseph County Republican Chair Zachery Potts were also killed. Thomson, 28, was a Washington, D.C. resident and Potts, 27, lived in Mishawaka, Indiana.  President Biden and other top lawmakers paid tribute to the  'daughter of a meat-cutter and a firefighter's' lifelong career serving her community, while two of Schmucker's nieces paid tribute to their aunt on Facebook.  Republican Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, from Indiana, died in a car crash Wednesday The driver of the northbound car, Edith Schmucker, 56, was also killed Thomson, 28, Walorski's communications director, was also killed in the crash  Zachary Potts, 27, chairman of the St. Joseph County Republican Party, was killed in the crash  The collision happened around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday  Walorski and her staffers' southbound vehicle collided with a northbound vehicle that veered into their lane U.S. flag flies at half staff over the Capitol after Walorski's death The life of Jackie Walorski: Her journey from TV anchor to missionary to congresswoman Born in 1963 in South Bend, Indiana, Walorski was the daughter of a meat cutter and a fireman. She began her career as a TV news reporter in South Bend, before becoming executive director of the local humane society in 1989. She then held a position at Ancilla College before taking a job with the local Chamber of Commerce. Walorski married her husband Dean Swihart in 1995.Walorski and her husband Dean lived and worked as missionaries in Romania from 2000-2004, where the started a foundation to provide aid to children. Walorski spent five years in the Indiana State House where she sponsored the state's voter ID law that was later challenged and upheld by the Supreme Court.Walorski joined the U.S. House in 2010 where she serves as ranking member on the Ethics Committee. A staunch conservative, she voted against Donald Trump's second impeachment and in favor of objecting to the 2020 election results. Walorski and her husband Dean resided in Jimtown, Indiana and were members of South Gate Church, an Assembly of God megachurch in South Bend.  adverts.addToArray({"pos":"mpu_factbox"})Advertisement Walorski is the fifth House member to die while in office this year and the third Republican - after Reps. Don Young, Alaska, and Jim Hagedorn, Minn.  Walorski's office put out a statement after the crash: 'Dean Swihart, Jackie's husband, was just informed by the Elkhart County Sheriff's office that Jackie was killed in a car crash this afternoon. She has returned to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. We will have no further comment at this time.' Walorski had represented Indiana's 2nd district since 2013 and was the highest ranking Republican on the House Ethics Committee. Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered flags at the Capitol to be flown at half staff to commemorate Walorski and the White House followed suit. Walorski started off her career as a TV news reporter and she and her husband spent four years as missionaries in Romania, where they started a foundation to offer food and medical supplies to impoverished youth.  She also spent five years in the Indiana state house. Thomson, a native of Johnstown, Pa., had previously worked as a communications director for Reps. John Joyce, R-Pa.

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. She also worked on Marco Rubio's 2016 campaign. Potts, in addition to chairing the St. Joseph GOP, worked a district director for Walorski. He graduated from Indiana University in 2017.   Schmucker worked at a nursing home and lived in Nappanee, Indiana, acording to her Facebook profile. GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement after the crash: 'This news is absolutely devastating. Jackie was a dear friend, trusted advisor, and the embodiment of integrity.''When there was a vacancy for Republican leader of the Ethics Committee, she was my first call. Everyone who knew Jackie knows she was tough, but fair – a no nonsense, straight shooter.'  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Trump's love-in with the Saudis continues! Donald and Don... Young Republicans CHEER Trump's election fraud claims as he... Share this article Share '@KarenPence and I are heartbroken by the tragic passing of our dear friend Rep. Jackie Walorski. She served Indiana in the Statehouse and the Congress with integrity and principle for nearly two decades and will be deeply missed,' former Vice President Mike Pence tweeted. 'Today Emma Thomson who did an amazing job on my 2016 Presidential campaign lost her life in an auto accident in Indiana She was a smart & talented communicator and an amazing young woman Jeanette & I send our deepest condolences to her family May she rest in eternal peace,' Rubio tweeted after the crash. 'For two years I had the privilege and honor to work with Emma Thomson. Emma's intelligence, creativity, drive, determination and humor were second-to-none,' Joyce said in a statement of condolence.  Walorski, 58, and her two aides were driving southbound in Elkhart County, Indiana when a northbound vehicle crossed over the line and collided with their vehicle head-on Walorski is pictured with her husband Dean and their dog  President Biden offered condolences: 'Jill and I are shocked and saddened by the death of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski of Indiana along with two members of her staff in a car accident today in Indiana.' He added: 'Born in her beloved South Bend as the daughter of a meat-cutter and firefighter, she spent a lifetime serving the community that she grew up in – as a journalist, a nonprofit director, a state legislator, and eventually as a Member of Congress for the past nine and half years.''We may have represented different parties and disagreed on many issues, but she was respected by members of both parties for her work on the House Ways and Means Committee on which she served. She also served as co-chair of the House Hunger Caucus, and my team and I appreciated her partnership as we plan for a historic White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health this fall that will be marked by her deep care for the needs of rural America.' 'Please pray for my family. Edith Schmucker is my aunt. She was like a second mom to me. She would do anything for anyone,' Schmucker's niece Erica Miller wrote on Facebook. 'Please say a prayer for my family as we all try to get through this. I will never forget all the things I learned from you as a kid and how you always would run your fingers through my hair every time you saw me and tell me how much you loved me. Until we meet again, I love you RIP Aunt Edith Schmucker I hope you have the best time with grams and gramps up there!,' another of Schmucker's nieces Tamra Schmucker wrote on Facebook. 'My heart is heavy, and i don't have the words. But all I can say is prayers for her family. She was a good and honorable public servant,' Rep. Adam Kinzinger wrote on Twitter. 'I'm shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic death of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and the other victims of this terrible crash,' Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg, former mayor Walorski's hometown South Bend, tweeted after the crash. 

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