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Alford plea reached in Woodford County DUI crash that killed Lexington boy

VERSAILLES, Ky. (WKYT) - A plea deal has been reached with a man accused of causing a crash that killed a five-year-old Lexington boy.

Police say Alfonso Diaz-Diaz was driving drunk last year when his car slammed into another car carrying a family in Woodford County, killing 5-year-old Blake Cohorn.

Alfonso Diaz Diaz went before a judge in Woodford Circuit Court Wednesday to enter an Alford plea.

With the aid of an interpreter, Diaz Diaz listened in on the charges he faces, relating to the April 2013 crash he caused while driving under the influence, that killed Cohorn.

Blake was riding in his parents' car on their way home from visiting family in southern Indiana when they were hit by Diaz, who, police say, crossed the center line on US 60 just west of Versailles.

A sentence of 25 years for all the charges he pleaded guilty to was recommended for Diaz Diaz. A formal sentencing is scheduled for August 6th.


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