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An Ohio drunk driver who struck and killed 61-year-old Vincent Canzani in a car accident in June has confessed to his actions on YouTube.
In the video, 22-year-old Matthew Cordle admitted that he "killed a man" and that he was posting the video to "take full responsibility" for his actions and so "the prosecution can put me a way for a very long time."
Cordle said that when he left the bar that night, he blacked out and started driving home. He entered the freeway against traffic and struck Canzani at 3 a.m. Canzani was pronounced dead at the scene.
Canzani's friend Todd Gordish said that the victim was a photographer who had recently begun working at one of his favorite cigar shops, the Tinder Box. Gordish was supposed to attend the Cleveland Clippers game with Canzani later that day.
"He was just that kind of guy to step up and help where he could," friend Todd Gordish 10TV in June. "He was a real well-liked guy. A lot of folks in here have been really kind of just taken back by what happened and real shocked and we've done a few things for him already just in memory of him."
Canzani was divorced and is survived by his two daughters.
In the video, Cordle begged users not to drink and drive.
"You can still be saved," he said. "Your victims can still be saved."
Here is the video of the drunk drive confession posted on video sharing website YouTube: