Alcohol a factor in multi-vehicle wreck involving retired Warren district judge

ALLEN COUNTY, Ky. – Further details have been released in a collision report from the Allen County Sheriff’s Office regarding a multi-vehicle crash involving retired Warren District Judge Sam Potter.

The report states that both Potter and Codi D. Shocklee had alcohol as a ‘human factor’ in relation to the wreck.

On June 25 around 4:57 p.m., Allen County deputies, along with EMS, were dispatched to 4225 Barren River Dam Road in reference to a vehicle collision with injuries.

Upon arrival, deputies located two damaged vehicles in the roadway and one vehicle overturned on the other side of the guardrail about 10 feet from the roadway, according to the report.

Authorities stated in a prior report that Potter was driving a 2007 Toyota Tundra, which struck both a 2002 Nissan Frontier driven by Matias Pacheco and a 2006 Scion XB driven by Shocklee.

The latest report stated that Potter’s car crossed the center line while going northbound and hit Pacheco’s truck, which was being driven in front of Shocklee’s car, before Potter struck Shocklee’s car head-on as Shocklee traveled southbound on the roadway.

Deputies observed on arrival that both Potter and Shocklee were critically injured, according to the report. Allen County EMS arrived on scene and requested Life Flight for both drivers.

Pacheco was transported by EMS to the Allen County Medical Center for possible minor injuries.

Shocklee was also transported by Vanderbilt Life Flight to Vanderbilt University Hospital.

Authorities stated in the report that Potter said that he “did not remember what happened or what caused the collision.”

Potter was transported by Air Methods to Vanderbilt University Hospital.

The condition of the injured drivers is unknown at this time. Currently, there is no information on any charges filed.