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Vigil one year later for five-year-old boy killed in a crash

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Family and friends gathered at a Lexington home to remember a five-year-old boy killed in a crash one year ago. A candlelight vigil was held for Blake Cohorn. Police say a suspected drunk driver crashed into his family's car in Woodford County, killing him and injuring five members of his family.

"The next thing I remember, I woke up in the hospital to find out he was gone," said Wendi Cohorn, Blake's mother. "When Blake Allen left, he took part of me with him."

Friends, both young and old, said prayers and told stories of the little boy still missed but never forgotten. Family attended the vigil as well, writing messages on balloons and lighting candles.

"He just loved the moon. Ever since he was really little, he loved the moon," said Rocky Cohorn, who is Blake's father. "He'd always be looking up."

Now they're looking up at Blake Cohorn and remembering him.

"He was a wonderful child, an amazing son, and a great brother," said Blake's mother.

Needless to say, it's been a long year for the family that hasn't gotten any easier.

"I miss him everyday. And someday I'll see him again," said Blake's grandfather.

With it being a year later, the Cohorns say they can't believe how many people showed up to support them at the candlelight vigil.

The Cohorns say things will only get harder next month when they go to court. That's when the suspected drunk driver, Alfonso Diaz-Diaz, will stand trial on several charges, including manslaughter.


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