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Drunk Driver Kills 5-Year-Old Boy in Kentucky Crash

Posted on May 15, 2013

On Sunday, April 21, 2013, a little boy was killed in a Kentucky car crash caused by a drunk driver. According to police, the fatal collision occurred Sunday night around 10:00 p.m. on US 60 near Midway Road, which is near Versailles in Woodford County.

Blake Cohorn, the five-year-old boy, of Lexington, was a passenger in his family’s car. According to authorities, the Cohorns took a family weekend trip to Indiana and were returning back to Lexington when the crash took place. Sadly, five-year-old Blake died in the collision.

Wendi and Rocky Cohorn, Blakes’s parents, suffered injuries in the crash and were taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital for medical care. The latest reports indicated that Wendi was released on Wednesday and that Rocky was still in serious condition as of Thursday morning.

This needless crash was caused by drunk driver Alfonso Diaz-Diaz, 26, of Louisville. Police said that he was driving a Volkswagen Jetta the wrong way when he collided into the Cohorn’s 1999 Chevrolet Lumina. It is unknown how Diaz-Diaz ended up driving west in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 60, but police did charge him with driving under the influence of alcohol with aggravating circumstances, driving without a license, second-degree manslaughter, first-degree wanton endangerment, and five counts of first-degree assault.

Family and friends gathered to remember little Blake, releasing balloons and lighting candles in his honor. Blake was a kindergarten student at Harrison Elementary in Lexington and is survived by his mom, dad, and little brother and sister.

Our Northern Kentucky accident attorneys at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Blake Cohorn.

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