Republican Jackie Walorski has been killed along with three others in a head-on collision in Elkhart County at around 12.30pm on Wednesday.
58-year-old Jackie Walorski had represented Indian's 2nd congressional district since 2012. Authorities said a northbound passenger car travelled left of the centre line and impacted head-on with a southbound SUV. The Elkhart County Sheriff's Office and the Elkhar County Coroner's Office are conducting the investigation.
Fellow Indian Republican congressman Jim Banks described Ms Walorski as his "dear friend and one of the greatest public servants I've ever known". He added: "Everything Jackie did was to serve others. She had a heart of gold, and I will miss her dearly." Man Charged With Windsor Castle Crossbow Incident On Christmas Day