State representative who beat Mark Sanford in primary sustains back fracture, broken ribs and partially collapsed artery in leg

Katie Arrington, a South Carolina lawmaker who defeated US representative Mark Sanford in a Republican primary this month, has been seriously injured in a car crash in which one person was killed.

A spokesman for Arrington, Michael Mule, told news outlets the state representative from Summerville had undergone surgery and was recovering in a Charleston-area hospital. Arrington sustained a back fracture, Mule said, as well as several broken ribs. She had surgery to remove portions of her small intestine and colon.

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