One of Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler’s aides was killed in a South Georgia three-car crash on Friday, December 4. The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Harrison Deal of Statesboro.
Deal was a former intern for Senator David Purdue and a close friend of Governor Brian Kemp and his family.
Pooler police spokeswoman Lindsey Heintzman said the crash occurred on I-16 East close to Pooler Parkway. Pooler is approximately 14 miles to the west of Savannah.
Heintzman said the other people involved in the wreck sustained minor injuries and they received treatment at the scene.
Officers have not yet disclosed the exact cause of the South Georgia three-car crash and their investigations are ongoing.
The fatal accident occurred around 10 a.m. and was one of two crashes that took place in the area that morning. The other happened around 11 a.m. at mile marker 154.
As a result of the crash, Loeffler and Kemp canceled their plans to attend a rally in Savannah with Vice President Mike Pence.
Loeffler remembered Deal as a beloved member of her team. She said he was smart, loyal, and loving and he embodied the best of the campaign and the country.
Meanwhile, the governor described him as a person of incredible kindness, deep faith, and unmatched integrity. Kemp, who has three daughters, said Deal was the son and brother the Kemp family never had.
In a statement on social media, Perdue said the young man was kind and smart and he had a bright future.
He said he and his wife were devastated to hear of Deal’s passing and they were praying for his family. He also called on residents of Georgia to think of Deal’s family.
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