Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Matthew Cordle Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Vehicular Homicide
A Powell, Ohio man who confessed in an online video to causing a fatal wrong-way crash after a night of heavy drinking has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide.
Twenty-two-year-old Matthew Cordle also pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
Attorneys for Cordle said he wanted to plead guilty to make good on his pledge to accept responsibility for the June 22 crash. They’re weighing whether to seek Cordle’s release on bond before sentencing to allow him to spread his anti-drunk-driving message.
In a video posted two weeks ago, Cordle admits he killed a man and says he “made a mistake” when he decided to drive.
Cordle faces two to 8 1/2 years in prison.