BREAKING: Sen. Kelly Loeffler Campaign Staffer Dies in Car Crash…

A campaign staffer for Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) died in a car crash on Friday, said Vice President Mike Pence.

Pence said at an event in Savannah that Harrison Deal, her staffer, died in a car accident, which is why Loeffler wasn’t there, according to the Washington Times.

Loeffler issued a statement about Deal’s death.

“It is with an extremely heavy heart that we mourn the loss of Harrison Deal. My heart aches for his family, and Jeff and I will continue to surround them in love and prayer in the days ahead,” Loeffler stated. “Harrison was a beloved member of our campaign team. More importantly, Harrison was a smart, bright, loving, loyal and outstanding young man.”

She added: “Harrison embodied the very best of this campaign – and the very best of our state. We will forever cherish and honor Harrison’s memory, and I ask every Georgian to join us in praying for his family during this difficult time.”

Loeffler faces a Jan. 5 runoff election against Raphael Warnock. She earlier joined Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Pence at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta.