Bargersville man killed, two injured in accident on I-465

A Bargersville man was killed and two others were injured in a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 465 Friday afternoon.

At around 4:23 p.m. first responders were called to the scene of a serious multi-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of I-465 near Interstate 70 on the east side of Indianapolis. Preliminary reports said at least one person was entrapped and unresponsive, according to a press release from Indiana State Police.

Upon arrival, first responders found a heavily damaged Acura SUV with two people trapped inside. The male driver, Marc Kellams, 73, and an unnamed female passenger were extricated from the vehicle, ISP officials say.

Despite life-saving efforts, Kellams was pronounced dead at the scene. The female passenger was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries and she was in stable condition as of Friday night. A passenger in another vehicle involved in the accident was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, ISP officials say.

A preliminary investigation at the scene determined traffic was stopped in the southbound lanes on I-465 just south of I-70, near the 43-mile marker for unknown reasons at the time of the accident. A person driving a box truck did not stop and struck the rear end of Kellam’s SUV at highway speeds, which caused a chain reaction crash involving four vehicles, ISP officials say.

Three lanes of I-465 southbound were closed for four hours while the crash was investigated and the vehicles were removed, ISP officials say.

The box truck driver was tested for impairment, but alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be a factor in this crash. This investigation is ongoing, ISP officials say.

ISP, Marion County Coroner’s Office, Indianapolis Fire Department, Lawrence Fire Department, Indianapolis EMS and Indiana Department of Transportation worked on the incident.