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katie arrington accident, katie arrington car crash, katie arrington crash

katie arrington accident, katie arrington car crash, katie arrington crash

Katie Arrington, who two weeks ago won the Republican 1st Congressional District nomination over Mark Sanford, was in a fatal car crash late Friday, suffering serious injuries but was alert and talking after surgery early this morning, her spokesman said. katie arrington accident, katie arrington car crash, katie arrington crash

She sustained a fracture in her back and several broken ribs. Other injuries will require major surgery, including the removal of her small intestine.

The main artery in her legs has a partial collapse and will require a stent.

She faces another surgery this evening or tomorrow.

Her hospital stay is expected to last at least two weeks.

Arrington was the passenger in a car heading south on U.S.

The driver in the other car was killed.

Arrington campaign consultant Michael Mule said her husband Rob is with her at Medical University Hospital in Charleston. katie arrington accident, katie arrington car crash, katie arrington crash

Doctors credited her daily work-out regimen and physical fitness for her positive condition.

“There’s not many people as tough as Katie Arrington,” Mule said.

Arrington, 47, and a female friend from out of town were heading to Hilton Head where she was to receive an award this morning from a state medical organization, Mule said. katie arrington accident, katie arrington car crash, katie arrington crash

The crash occurred around 9 p.m. near Adams Run in southern Charleston County.

The other woman in the car was identified as Jacqueline Goff, 59, from Mandeville, La. Her condition was not known but her injuries were also listed as serious. katie arrington accident, katie arrington car crash, katie arrington crash

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office is working to identify the deceased victim.

Arrington is a state representative from Summerville who, in a national upset, defeated the incumbent Sanford on June 12 in part with the endorsement of President Donald Trump.

Notes of support came in from across the political spectrum, including Sanford.

“Our thoughts and prayers this morning go to Katie Arrington, her family and those involved in last night’s automobile accident,” he said on Twitter. katie arrington accident, katie arrington car crash, katie arrington crash

President Trump issued a message too.

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