Representative Jackie Walorski, Republican of Indiana, was killed in a car accident in her district on
Wednesday, according to her office. She was 58. Ms. Walorski’s husband, Dean Swihart, was
informed of her death by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office, her office said in a statement. “She has
returned home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,” the statement said. “Please keep her
family in your thoughts and prayers.” Ms. Walorski was traveling with two aides who were also killed in
the crash, when a passenger car and a sport utility vehicle collided head-on: Zachery Potts, 27, her
Elkhart County sheriff. The driver of the oncoming car was also killed.“They were the epitome of public
servants who cared deeply about the work they performed on behalf of the constituents of Indiana’s
Second Congressional District,” Tim Cummings, Ms. Walorski’s chief of staff, said about the aides.
The House is in its summer recess, a period when lawmakers often return to their districts to meet with constituents.