Candidate Who Defeated Sanford Expected To Recover After Serious Car Crash

Julia Cohen | Reporter

South Carolina Republican congressional candidate Katie Arrington is expected to make a full recovery after a fatal car crash on Friday, according to The Post and Courier on Sunday.

“This will just me one more thing she will beat and power through,” Arrington’s spokesman told The Post and Courier.

Arrington, who had two surgeries to repair damage to her abdomen and back, is expected to remain in the hospital for at least two weeks. Still, she is expected to “have no neurological deficits or limitations moving forward,” according to the South Carolina newspaper. (RELATED: GOP Candidate Who Defeated Rep Sanford Injured In Car Wreck)

Arrington, who is running in the state’s first congressional district, was in the passenger seat of one of the cars involved in a crash on U.S. Highway 17 on Friday night, according to a Saturday Politico report. The driver of the other car was killed in the crash, according to Politico.

South Carolina’s first congressional district gained national attention after President Donald Trump tweeted his support for Arrington against incumbent Republican Rep. Mark Sanford in the final hours of a primary on June 12.

“I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC … She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes,” Trump tweeted on June 12.

Arrington beat Sanford with 50.56 percent of the vote to Sanford’s 46.49 percent in the primary.

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