Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., was killed in a car accident on Wednesday,

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy confirmed in a tweet.

McCarthy said that Walorski’s husband,

Dean Swihart, was informed of her death

by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s office on Wednesday afternoon.

“She was a dear friend who loved serving the people of Indiana in Congress.”

Many of her colleagues in the Indiana delegation also tweeted their sympathies shortly after her death was announced.

"I’m truly devastated. Jackie loved Hoosiers and devoted her life to fighting for them," tweeted Sen. Todd Young,

"My heart is heavy with the news from northern Indiana. Jackie was a true friend & an incredible colleague," tweeted Rep

"Hoosiers have lost a champion & dedicated public servant." This story is breaking news

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