TODAY | September 09, 2013
>> reporter: it begin with the face obscured and the voice altered and then the disguise is dropped.
>> my name is matthew cordell and on june 22nd , 2013 .
>> reporter: he was a 61-year-old navy veteran, a photographer and father of two killed when his truck slammed into his jeep. cordell had been speeding and driving the wrong way. the video came as a surprise to his defense attorney .
>> in my years of doing this i've never met somebody that at the on set of the case prior to charges even being filed has accepted responsibility.
>> and to the prosecutor.
>> it's a very compelling statement with a goal of deterring other people from drinking and driving . almost like a public service announcement .
>> reporter: in the video, cordell says that's exactly why he's speaking out.
>> i'm begging you, please don't drink and drive.
>> reporter: but his daughter says the video is misleading. the motives i believe are so he'll get a lighter sentence.
>> now, if cordell is charged and expected to turn himself in if he is convicted or pleads guilty he could face up to 8 years in prison.
>> thank you.