Sen. Loeffler’s campaign team member killed in crash was from Bulloch Co.

Gov. Brian Kemp tweeted this photo with a statement on the death of Harrison Deal.
Gov. Brian Kemp tweeted this photo with a statement on the death of Harrison Deal.(Gov. Brian Kemp)
Updated: Dec. 4, 2020 at 7:30 PM EST
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - A campaign team member for Sen. Kelly Loeffler was killed in a crash on Interstate 16 in Pooler on Friday.

The Pooler Police Department confirmed that Harrison Deal, who was from Bulloch County, was killed in the crash on eastbound I-16 near Pooler Parkway on Friday at about 10 a.m. Pooler Police responded to the scene and found three vehicles on fire.

Deal was killed in the crash. Three other people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Sen. Loeffler was scheduled to make an appearance at a campaign rally in Savannah with Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. David Perdue. Rep. Doug Collins made an announcement that Sen. Loeffler did not make the trip.

Sen. Loeffler tweeted a statement about Deal’s death.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp also tweeted a statement and photo about Deal. Gov. Kemp called Deal, the “Kemp son and brother we never had.”

Gov. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp did not make the trip to Savannah to greet Vice President Pence.

Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on Dec. 1 to let our viewers know that Vice President Mike Pence was coming to Savannah with Sen. Loeffler and Sen. Perdue. It was updated continuously as we covered the event. After the unfortunate crash, the story topic changed because the death of Harrison Deal was a significant part of the story. You can see when the article was last updated from the “Updated” timestamp.

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