Fatal car accident claims life of Putnam Co. judge - CBS46 News

Fatal car accident claims life of Putnam Co. judge

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(Source: putnamcountymagistrate.com) (Source: putnamcountymagistrate.com)
(Source: putnamcountymagistrate.com) (Source: putnamcountymagistrate.com)
PUTNAM COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Putnam County Chief Magistrate Judge Ellen Pierce was killed in a two-vehicle accident Saturday evening.

Officials say Pierce, 65, was on GA Highway 44 when the accident occurred. 

Pierce, who is an Atlanta native and UGA graduate, began her legal career more than three decades ago and has served Putnam County in various legal roles since 1990.

She assumed Deputy Clerk for the Superintendent of Elections and Clerk of State Court roles prior to her 1998 appointment as Chief Magistrate. She was subsequently re-elected in 2002, 2006 and in 2014.

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