Indiana Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski dies in a car accident that also kills 2 employees.

House Republican leaders announced Wednesday that Indiana Republican Representative Jackie Walorski died

in a car accident that killed two of Walorsky's employees. The news came as a major shock to Capitol Hill.

It immediately sparked a flurry of condolences and memories from lawmakers and aides, who paid tribute to the

lives and careers of the congressman and two employees. Walorski, who was 58 years old, represented Indiana's Second Congressional District

and had previously served as a member of the Indiana House of Representatives. He started serving in Congress in 2013.

The Congresswoman was seen inside the House Republican convention as someone who could one day climb the

the ranks of the GOP leadership, and her name has been batted around for the convention president's position in the past. 

She had been a member of the House GOP deputy whip team. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Walorsky's death.