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Morgan County clerk killed, husband critically injured in crash

Stephanie Elliott, Morgan County's clerk who was a candidate running for county auditor, died in the crash. Her husband was critically injured.

MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. — Indiana Secretary of State Holli Sullivan offered her condolences after Morgan County Clerk Stephanie Elliott died and her husband, John, was critically injured in a crash on Saturday, the sheriff's office confirmed. 

Stephanie Elliott, 52, of Martinsville, was the current clerk for Morgan County and the Republican candidate for Morgan County auditor in the November General Election. She had spent nearly a decade serving as the county's clerk, according to Sullivan.  

In a Sunday Facebook post, Sullivan said she and her husband, Chad, are praying for Elliott's family.

"It takes special individuals to step up and work for others. Her passing is an incredible loss for the people of Morgan County and Hoosiers across our state," the post said. 

My husband Chad and I pray for the family of Stephanie Elliot. For nearly 10 years Stephanie served the people of Morgan...

Posted by Indiana Secretary of State Holli Sullivan on Sunday, July 3, 2022

Senator Todd Young joined Sullivan in sharing prayers on Twitter. He said Stephanie will be deeply missed.

Stephanie and her husband John, 56, were in a pickup truck on State Road 67 at around 7:15 p.m. when, investigators said, their truck crossed into the northbound lane for unknown reasons and traveled down an embankment. The truck hit several trees before it landed on its driver's side.  

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office said the crash happened about a half-mile south of the State Road 67 and State Road 39 south junction, where State Road 67 goes from a four-lane divided highway to a two-lane highway. 

John, who police say was driving the truck, was flown to a hospital in Indianapolis in critical condition. 

Stephanie was pronounced dead at the scene by the Morgan County Coroner's Office. 

The official Facebook for Morgan County posted the day after the crash saying the county has "suffered a great loss" and asking for continued prayer for the Elliott family. 

Morgan County has suffered a great loss with the death of Morgan County Clerk, Stephanie Elliott. She will be...

Posted by Morgan County, Indiana on Sunday, July 3, 2022

The sheriff's office said this is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this crash is being asked to contact Deputy Caleb Merriman via Public Safety Dispatch at 765-342-5544.

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