An Ohio man admits to killing a man, despite the fact that he has not been arrested or charged.
Matthew Cordle, 22, made the confession on video and begs others not to do what he has done.
The Columbus-area man said he made the wrong decision to drive after a night of bar hopping on June 22nd. "I ended up going the wrong way down the highway directly into oncoming traffic and I struck a car. I killed a man,” Cordle said in the video.
The man Cordle killed was Vincent Canzani, 61, also from the Columbus area.
Cordle said the video will act as his confession to causing the fatal accident. “When I get charged, I will plead guilty and take full responsibility for everything I have done to Vincent and his family,” Cordle added.
Cordle's confession is posted on YouTube from the website, 'because I said I would', created by Alex Sheen of Lakewood. It's about the importance of making promises.
He said Cordle wanted to make the video to do something right from his wrong decision. "To get people to really watch and take hold of the true guilt that you will experience if you drink and drive and see the consequences happen to a real person,” Sheen said.
Cordle has made the promise to never drink and drive again. He hopes the message in the video keeps others from making the mistake he did. “I beg you and I say the word beg specifically, I'm begging you; please don't drink and drive. Don't make the same excuses that I did.”
Cordle added that he can’t bring Mr. Canzani back and he can’t erase what he has done. “But, you can still be saved. Your victims can still be saved,” Cordle said.
You can watch Cordle's entire video below: