Nine months after two vehicles collided in Morrison and almost claimed the life of a Warren County High School senior, charges have been leveled.
Barrett Brock, 36, was indicted earlier this month by the Warren County grand jury on charges of vehicular assault, reckless endangerment, driving under the influence, possession of a handgun while under the influence, simple possession, and simple possession of marijuana.
Brock turned himself in for booking Friday at Warren County Sheriff’s Department. The driver of the other vehicle, Madalyn Stubblefield, continues to recover from her injuries.
“She will have to have another surgery on her left leg in the very near future,” said her mother Kristy Stubblefield on Friday. “It still will not bend as it should and it gives her lots of pain and swelling. She’s counting the days until she will be able to run again, hopefully.”
The accident occurred in May of 2021 in the area where Tom Grissom Road intersects with Manchester Highway.
According to state trooper Josh Sparkman, Stubblefield, 17, was traveling inbound on Manchester Highway in a 2016 Jeep when there was a collision with the outbound Ford F150 driven by Brock.
Brock was determined to be the at-fault motorist.
“He crossed over the continuous turning lane,” said Sparkman at the time. “There’s an ongoing investigation so I’m not going to speculate. Charges are pending the results of that investigation.”
Madalyn was airlifted from the scene to Erlanger and underwent surgery the next day to repair damage to her spleen. Another surgery followed to place a rod in her leg and pins in her arm. The crash occurred less than two weeks before WCHS graduation. Stubblefield was pushed across the stage in a wheelchair, but stood to accept her diploma.
“I am extremely blessed to be here,” said Stubblefield at the ceremony. “I’m glad just to be here. I’m learning how to walk again and learning how to do just basic stuff. I’m lucky to be alive and thankful to be here graduating with my class.”