An advisor to Dan Congressman Lipinski was killed in a Thanksgiving Day crash in Southwest Florida last week.
ABC7Chicago.com reports that Zachary Plantz was traveling to Naples, Florida for a charity marathon on Thanksgiving Day when he was killed in the crash. NBC-2.com reports that Plantz was driving a Mercedes Benz southbound on U.S. 41 when he ran into the back of a semi-truck that was making a U-turn. The crash impact was so forceful that it sheered part of Plantz's car off.
The driver of the semi was not injured in the crash.
Zachary Plantz was a Senior Policy Advisor for Congressman Dan Lipinski. The 27-year-old Notre Dame grad was in Naples for a marathon to raise money for charity. https://t.co/uqoMbvvtgG— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) December 1, 2020
In a statement, Congressman Lipinski said that he and his wife were “heartbroken to hear of the passing of my staff member and friend, Zachary "Zac" Plantz.” “He was a proud Notre Dame graduate who had a contagious energy about him that lifted up those who interacted with him. He was smart, thoughtful, respectful, and charismatic. Talking to Zac always brightened your day,” Lipinski added.
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