Governor Noem reacts to death of former Congressional colleague

August 4, 2022

PIERRE, S.D.–South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is mourning the death of a former congressional colleague.

Jackie Warloski, a congresswoman from Indiana, was killed in a head-on crash Wednesday along with two of her campaign staffers, and a third person driving the other vehicle.

Today Noem ordered that flags be flown at half-staff statewide effective immediately until midnight tonight (Thursday) in honor of Walorski.

“Jackie Walorski spent her whole life investing in people. She was a remarkable gift to me as a friend,” said Governor Noem. “I could always count on her for truth and common sense. Shattered that her work on earth is done, but grateful she is with her Lord. Bryon and I send our condolences and prayers to Jackie’s family, as well as the family of the two staff members who passed away.”

Walorski was 58 years old.