White House senior adviser David Friedman died Wednesday in a car crash in Georgia.
He was 64.
The Washington Post first reported his death.
Friedman was known for his frequent appearances on Fox News.
He served as Trump’s deputy campaign manager for the 2016 presidential election.
Sources told The Hill that he was driving the car when it struck a tree, and that the car veered off the road and hit a concrete curb.
The car’s driver, 53-year-old Gary C. Biddle, was taken to a local hospital.
The Associated Press first reported the death.
Friedman had been involved in the White House campaign since February.
His campaign announced that he had died.
He worked closely with senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who is also the president’s son- in-law.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Gary C Biddle Jr. in Georgia,” Kushner wrote in a statement.
“Gary was a tremendous public servant who worked tirelessly for the President and the American people.
We will miss him dearly.
The White House Office of Public Liaison is in touch with Gary’s family and will provide support as we do so.
We ask for privacy as we mourn this loss.”
Founded by Kushner, the Trump campaign hired Friedman after Kushner’s brother, Marc Mezvinsky, left the campaign in February.