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Retired Monroe County Judge Dies in Auto Crash Friday

INDIANAPOLIS - JULY 31, 2022 -Retired Monroe County Judge Marc Kellams 73, Bargersville, Indiana died in a auto accident Friday evening on Interstate 465 in the southbound lanes near Interstate 70.

According to Indiana State Police the accident was reported at 4:20 p.m. Friday afternoon involving four cars, with deputies helping a man and woman who was trapped inside their Acura SUV.

The man later died of his injuries who was later identified as Judge Kellams at the scene of the accident. The female was taken to the hospital and is reported as being in stable condition.

Indiana State Police reports the preliminary investigation showed that traffic was slowed in the southbound lanes of I-465 south of Interstate 70 at the 43 Mile Marker.

For unknown reason Kellams car come to a stop and was rear ended Kellams Acura SUV at highway speeds.

The collision caused a chain reaction accident, which involved a total of four vehicles. The driver of the box truck was tested for alcohol, and drugs but police do not suspect this to be a factor in the accident.

The southbound lanes of Interstate 465 was closed for four hours while the accident was investigated and clean-up of the accident site.

Retired Monroe County Judge Marc Kellams

Kellams retired from the bench in 2018, who served Monroe County for 38 years. He also taught trial advocacy at Indiana University Mauer Law School, and 1978 Graduate of Indiana University.

Kellams served as a deacon of the Catholic church, who also served as Deacon at St. Charles Borromeo Church.

Condolences are being conveyed all across the legal community and friends, colleagues, and community members throughout the state.

Flags in Monroe County have been directed at half-sfaff.

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