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BREAKING: Congresswoman Walorski, three others killed in Elkhart County crash


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Indiana Second District Congresswoman Jackie Walorski has been killed in a car crash.

The crash happened about 12:30 this afternoon on State Road 19... between Nappanee and Wakarusa.

Police say a northbound car crossed the center line... hitting the vehicle Walorski and two others were in.

Zachery Potts and Emma Thomson were in the vehicle with Walorski and also died.

Potts is the St. Joseph County Republican Party Chairman... and Thompson worked for Walorski.

Earlier story:

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.

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

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.

Original story:

Three people were killed and one person critically injured in a crash just after 11:30 a.m. today on State Road 19 south of Wakarusa in Elkhart County.

That's according to a report from the Elkhart County Sheriff's Office.

Police have not yet released any other details about the crash or the names of the victims.

Elkhart County 911 dispatch confirms that a medical helicopter had originally been requested to the scene, but that the chopper was not needed.

That stretch of State Road 19 is very busy, carrying truck traffic between Wakarusa and Nappanee.

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Both north and southbound traffic is currently shut off between County Road 44 and County Road 46.

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