Central Ohio Man Confesses On Video Killing Man In I-670 Crash
A Central Ohio man says in a video posted online he's willing to take "full responsibility" for a wrong-way car crash stemming from a night of heavy drinking that resulted in the death of another man. The 3 1/2-minute video shows 22-year-old Matthew Cordle saying he "killed a man" on June 22. The video was recorded Tuesday and posted on two websites. Authorities say they saw it Wednesday. Cordle says he "made a mistake" when he decided to drive his truck home after "drinking heavily" and hit the car of a suburban Columbus man. Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien says Cordle was a suspect in the crash but hasn't been charged. O'Brien says he'll ask a grand jury to indict Cordle for aggravated vehicular homicide. Cordle's attorney says the video "is a strong testament" to his character. Note: To hear an 89.7 FM interview by Tom Borgerding with Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien on issues surrounding the video confession click the audio icon at top of page.