Indiana Police say Rep. Jackie Walorski’s car crossed highway centerline before fatal head-on crash

14 days ago

Indianapolis news, Indiana news.

Indiana Police said Thursday that it was the vehicle carrying Rep. Jackie Walorski and her two members of her staff that crossed a highway centerline leading to the fatal head-on crash that also killed the other car’s driver.

The four people were killed when the lawmaker’s SUV driven by Zachary Potts, 27, crossed the centerline in a rural area of Wakarusa crashing into Edith Schumer’s vehicle.

The new version of events came to light after detectives interviewed eyewitnesses and reviewed surveillance footage of the crash.

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  • Potts was reportedly Walorski’s district director and the Republican chairman for St. Joseph County. Walorski’s communications director Emma Thomson, 28, was also killed in the crash.

    “Indiana is blessed with incredible natural beauty across our great state,” the Republican 58-year-old old Rep. posted in her final Instagram post, holding flowers.

    “Dean and I have harvested some amazing flowers from our garden this year. Hope you get out and enjoy this weekend in the Hoosier State.”