GOP Congressional Nominee Arrington Having More Surgery After Accident

FILE - In this June 12, 2018 file photo, South Carolina Rep.Katie Arrington, who is running for the first district of South Carolina, campaigns after voting for herself in the primary election at Bethany United Metho... FILE - In this June 12, 2018 file photo, South Carolina Rep.Katie Arrington, who is running for the first district of South Carolina, campaigns after voting for herself in the primary election at Bethany United Methodist Church in Summerville. Arrington who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid has been seriously injured in a deadly wreck. Spokesman Michael Mule tells media outlets Arrington has undergone surgery for her injuries and was recovering Saturday, June 23, 2018, in a Charleston-area hospital. (Kathryn Ziesig/The Post And Courier via AP, File) MORE LESS
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker who’s running for Congress is having more surgery for injuries suffered in a highway accident.

Spokesman Michael Mule says state Rep. Katie Arrington was in surgery late Sunday afternoon. He said in a text message that he would have an update on her condition later.

The 47-year-old Arrington repeatedly highlighted U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford’s criticism of President Donald Trump as she defeated Sanford in a GOP primary earlier this month.

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office has said Arrington and a friend were traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 17 on Friday evening when a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction hit their vehicle.

The driver of the other vehicle died at the scene. The driver of Arrington’s vehicle also sustained serious injuries.

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