Matthew Cordle confessed to having driven the wrong way on a highway in his truck after drinking heavily on June 22, 2013 and hitting a car - which resulted in his killing a man, according to the Huffington Post on Friday.
The three-and-a-half minute long video was posted on at least two web sites on Tuesday and has gone viral since. In the video, 22-year-old Cordle somberly states during the recording that the video is his actual confession to the killing.
Cordle says he is willing to take full responsibility for his error in having taken the wheel after drinking heavily with friends. In the accident, Vincent Canzani, 61, of suburban Columbus, Ohio, was killed.
In the video, Cordle has his face blurred, but when he reveals what he has done, his image becomes clear.
Cordle says that when he gets charged he will plead guilty and take full responsibility for everything he has done to Vincent Canzani and his family. He also said that by releasing the video, he is giving prosecutors everything they need to put him away for a very long time.
Ron O’Brien, the Franklin County prosecutor, said that Cordle was a suspect in the death of Canzani but had not been charged. According to the report, Cordle will likely be indicted for aggravated vehicular homicide with an alcohol specification which – when found guilty – will put him in prison for a maximum of eight years.