A 20-year-old campaign staffer for Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler has died in a fiery, multivehicle car crash on Friday.
Harrison Deal, a young aide for Loeffler and former intern for GOP Sen. David Perdue, died Friday morning after a three-vehicle car wreck along Interstate 16.
WBTV reports that three vehicles caught fire during the crash at 10am, and three people were treated for minor injuries at the scene.
The incident happened near the city of Pooler, just outside of Savannah, where Vice President Mike Pence campaigned with Loeffler and Perdue that afternoon.
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Harrison Deal (right), a 20-year-old campaign staffer for Sen. Kelly Loeffler, died on Friday morning in a car crash
It's unclear if Deal (pictured) was performing campaign duties at the time of the car crash near Pooler, Georgia
It's unclear if Deal, from Bulloch County, had been performing campaign duties at the time. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Deal's tragic death prompted both Loeffler, Perdue and Gov. Brian Kemp, who was also close with the young aide.
Both Loeffler and Kemp has canceled plans to join Pence on the campaign trail ahead of the contentious Georgia Senate race.
'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. Harrison was a beloved member of our campaign team,' Loeffler wrote on Twitter.
'More importantly, Harrison was a smart, bright, loving, loyal and outstanding young man. Harrison embodied the very best of this campaign - and the very best of our state.'
Sen. Loeffler shared a touching tribute to Deal on Friday morning after news of the car crash spreadInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Loeffler: 'More importantly, Harrison was a smart, bright, loving, loyal and outstanding young man. Harrison embodied the very best of this campaign - and the very best of our state'
Sen. David Perdue also shared his condolences on Twitter after the car crash
Perdue revealed that he and his wife, Bonnie, were 'devastated' by the news.
'Harrison was a smart, kind young man with a bright future ahead of him, and he is gone too soon,' he wrote.
'We are praying for his parents, Curt and Jenni Deal, and his sisters, Hannah and Halli. I ask the people of Georgia to join us in keeping the entire Deal family in their hearts on this terrible day.'
Gov. Kemp issued an official statement after news of Deal's death spread, sharing a Christmas photo his family and the aide.
'Today, we lost a member of our 'Kemp Strong' family and words cannot express how much Harrison Deal's life, love, and support meant to us,' wrote the Kemp family.
'He was a person of deep faith, unmatched integrity, and incredible kindness. Harrison was the Kemp son and brother we never had. Our prayers are with the Deal Family - and countless others - as they mourn the tragic loss of Harrison.
'He brought people together and made everyone feel important and special.'