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Boy's mother at his vigil: 'He was my world'


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - For the first time since a crash killed her five-year-old son, we're hearing from the boy's mother.

Blake Cohorn died Sunday when police say a suspected drunk driver hit his family's car on U.S. 60 in Versailles.

His mother attended a vigil in his honor Wednesday night in Lexington just moments after she was released from UK Hospital.

Injured in the crash herself, no one dreamed Wendi Cohorn would be out of the hospital in time for her five-year-old son's vigil.

"I didn't even wanna come home. I still don't wanna come back through my door," said Wendi Cohorn, Blake's mother.

Blake was the only one in his family of five killed when a suspected wrong-way drunk driver slammed into their car. The man charged in the crash is Alfonso Diaz-Diaz. Police say Diaz-Diaz faces several charges, including manslaughter, assault, and driving while intoxicated.

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

Candles lit in Blake's honor and balloons released in celebration of his life, but it was almost too much for his mother to bare.

"I thought he'd be burying me," said the mother. "I never thought I'd bury him. He was my baby. He was my world."

Somehow she survived along with two of her children. But we are told by family that their father, Rocky Cohorn, is now on life support at UK Hospital. The mother says her thoughts always just go back to Blake.

"Every time I close my eyes, I see him and I hear him," said the mother. "It's just so hard."

She says she misses her son, which is a pain she says no one else could possibly understand.

"There isn't anything I don't miss. His smile, his laugh, everything," said Cohorn. "The way he used to hold me and tell me he loved me and tell me I was the best mommy in the world and that he'd always be there for me."

To help the Cohorn family pay for funeral costs, a charity fund has been set up at all Fifth-Third Bank locations in Blake Cohorn's name.

As for the driver, Diaz-Diaz was discharged from UK Hospital late Wednesday afternoon and was booked in the Woodford County Detention Center.


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