The Cohorn family was traveling from Indiana when the vehicle they were in was hit head-on by a drunk driver. The Kentucky car crash happened on U.S. 60 in Woodford County, Kentucky around 10:00 p.m. last Sunday. Alfonso Diaz-Diaz, age 26 was traveling west in the eastbound lane and struck the Cohorn's vehicle. Mr. Diaz-Diaz has been charged with multiple criminal counts, including DUI and Manslaughter.
Tragically, the car crash killed 5 year old Blake Cohorn and seriously injured Blake's mother, Wendi Gohorn, and Blake's father, Rocky Cohorn, Both of whom are presently being treated at UK Hospital. Blake's two siblings were treated and released from medical care, and are fortunately not seriously injured. Blake's uncle, Danny Cohorn, was treated for head and facial injuries at Frankfort Hospital.
Not only will Mr. Diaz-Diaz be subject to criminal prosecution, but the Cohorn family can also seek civil justice under Kentucky law for the death of Blake Cohorn and the personal injuries suffered by the other family members hurt in the auto accident. The Cohorn's are suffering the personal loss of Blake's life and suffering financially from this tragedy. Under Kentucky law, the Cohorns can seek civil compensation for their damages from this accident, which will include lost wages, medical bills, pain & suffering, out of pocket expenses, and emotional trauma. Not only will the family have Kentucky civil personal injury claims, but they will also have a Kentucky Wrongful Death claim.
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