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Apr 22, 2013 2:10 PM

Police: Alcohol A Factor In Woodford County Crash That Killed Boy, Injured Seven

Police say they believe alcohol was a factor in a wrong-way crash in Wooodford County Sunday night that killed a five year-old Lexington boy and injured seven others, and charges have been filed against one of the drivers.

Police say they got a call about a black car heading the wrong way around 10 p.m. Just a few minutes later, the report of a head-on collision at US 60 and Midway Road came in.

Blake Cohorn, 5, of Lexington, was declared dead at the scene.

Officials say two people in the black car were taken to UK Hospital.

Six people were in the other vehicle - three adults and three children. The driver was airlifted to UK Hospital with injuries police described as life threatening. EMS took a passenger in the front seat to UK Hospital. EMS took an adult and two children in the back seat to a Frankfort hospital.

Officials say Cohorn was sitting in a booster seat between the two adults in the front seat. He was a student at Harrison Elementary School in Lexington.

Officials have filed charges against the driver of the black car, Alfonso Diaz-Diaz, 26, of Louisville. He is charged with second-degree manslaughter, five counts of first-degree assault, wanton endangerment and DUI.

Fayette County Schools officials said crisis counselors were at Harrison Elementary Monday.


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