Only two weeks separated Walorski’s 58th birthday from her 59th.According to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office, Walorski, 58, of Elkhart, Indiana, Zachery Potts, 27, of Mishawaka, Indiana, and Emma Thomson, 28, of Washington, DC, were the victims of the two-vehicle collision. Before moving up to become the district director for the House of Representatives in Indiana, Potts served as Walorski’s campaign manager while Thomson served as the campaign manager.
The authorities also reported the death of Edith Schmucker, the driver of the car that struck Walorski’s car. According to the police, the automobile operated by Schmucker veered to the left and struck fatally head-on with a southbound sports utility vehicle in Indiana, killing a total of four persons. But there was no explanation as to why her car had taken a wrong turn.(Who was Edith Schmucker?)
The car that struck Warloski’s car was being driven by Edith Schmucker, 56, of Nappanee, Indiana.
She was a Warsaw native who worked as a personal care attendant (PCA) at Millers Senior Living Community on Clearvista Pl in Indianapolis. She graduated from Warsaw High School in 1985. On Facebook, she continued to list her relationship status as “Single.” She has put Tyler Lee Schmucker and Mikel D Renze as her sons on Facebook even though her status is listed as “Single.”People who knew Schmucker noted that she had a great heart and would sacrifice anything for everyone. Tamra Schmucker, the niece of Edith Schmucker, wrote:
“When I was a child, you taught me by continually telling me how much you loved me and running your fingers over my hair. Until our next meeting.” Walorski’s death was first announced via a tweet from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who said, “It is with a heavy heart that I am sharing this message from the Office of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski.” He went on, “This breaking news is utterly terrible.
All of Jackie’s House colleagues admired and respected her because she was a close friend, a dependable advisor, and the epitome of integrity. She constantly prioritized others. My complete statement is as follows:”