GA congressman, wife recover from rollover crash after assisting with Irma relief

They are expected to be OK.

Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk and his wife are recovering after they were involved in a car accident in Knoxville, TN.

A statement released by his office said the congressman and his wife had traveled to Georgia to assist with Irma response.

After the stormed passed, they were en route back to Washington D.C., traveling east on I-40, when their vehicle was struck from behind by a second vehicle. The crash caused their vehicle to leave the road and flip multiple times and come to a rest on the passenger side.

The couple was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and were treated and released.

They have been instructed to return to Georgia for follow-up treatment. The statement also said:

"The Loudermilk's immediately acknowledged God’s hand in protecting them from serious injury, and they would appreciate your thoughts and prayers as they recover."

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