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Police Report: Walorski’s Vehicle ‘At Fault’ In Crash Killing Congresswoman

Rep. Jackie Walorski

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  • Three others were also killed in the head-on crash – including Walorski communications director Emma Thompson and district director Zachery Potts.
  • The driver of the other vehicle involved in the Aug. 3 accident, who was driving alone, also was killed.
  • “Our investigation has determined that the cause of the crash was driving left of center with a contributing factor of excessive speed,” the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release on Friday. “The at-fault vehicle was the Toyota RAV4 driven by Zachery Potts.”
  • According to the police report, Walorski’s vehicle had been going 82 mph and five seconds before the crash the motor had been at “idle speed,” also known as “coasting.”

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