Fatal Accident

Apr 24, 2013 11:18 PM

Vigil Held For 5 Year-Old Crash Victim

A man now faces charges for the death of a five year old Lexington boy killed in a car crash Sunday night. Police say Alfonso Diaz- Diaz was driving drunk in Woodford County when he slammed into a car carrying the Cohorn family killing 5 year old Blake. Family and friends gathered to remember the life of the little boy as they rallied around Wendy Cohorn, his grieving mother, bruised and battered from the wreck.

"That's the last thing I remember, is him telling me he loved me and that I was the best mommy in the world. And then I woke up in the hospital," says Wendy, who was released from the hospital Wednesday.

Blake and his family were headed home from Indiana Sunday night when police say Diaz-diaz was driving drunk the wrong way on US 60 near Midway Road hitting them head-on. Diaz-Diaz now faces charges of manslaughter, assault, wanton endangerment and no operators license.

"He deserves to know every day for the rest of his life that he took the best thing in this world from me. He took my 5 year-old baby. He took my world," says Wendy.

Family and friends released balloons, lit candles and left messages honoring Blake's memory. His teacher, Katherine Zeh, says she was searching for closure.

"We all loved him like he was our family because he was our family and i loved him like he was my child and it's just been a tough week. We lost one of our own," says Zeh.

She's had to explain Blake's death to her young students, children like Emily Howard, Blake's best friend.

"Maybe there was a reason that he died. Maybe Katlyn and Landon his little brother and sister needed a guardian," says Howard.

"We will never forget Blake and he will always be a part of my heart and he took a little piece of my heart with him," says Zeh.

Family member's says that Blake's father, Rocky Cohorn, is back in ICU. A fund has been set up in Blake Cohorn's name at Fifth-Third Bank. Money will go to help pay for the little boy's funeral.

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