Congresswoman Jackie Walorski perishes in an automobile accident.


A automobile accident in Indiana on Wednesday claimed the life of Republican Representative Jackie Walorski. AP photo by J. Scott Applewhite hide caption

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Rep. Jackie Walorski, a Republican from Indiana, died in an automobile accident on Wednesday.

According to her office, Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski was killed in an automobile accident on Wednesday in her district in northern Indiana. J. Scott Applewhite/AP WASHINGTON

“The Elkhart County Sheriff’s office just told Jackie’s husband that she was died in an automobile accident this afternoon. In order to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, she has come home. Please remember her family in your prayers. No more comments will be made at this time “In a statement, her office was quoted.

Shortly after noon, according to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office, two vehicles collided. Police reported that Walorski, 58, and two other people in the SUV he was riding in were killed after a car veered left of the center lane and struck head-on with it.

According to investigators, the other car’s 55-year-old driver also perished in the collision.

Walorski was initially chosen to represent Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District in 2012. He previously worked on the House Ways and Means Committee. Previously, she held office in the state legislature for three times.

Walorski was raised close to Elkhart, Indiana, and was born in South Bend. Prior to becoming missionaries, she and her husband worked in Romania where they founded a foundation that helped underprivileged children by giving them food and medical supplies. Prior to entering politics, she was a South Bend television news reporter.