Coban Porter, brother of Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr., was taken into custody following a fatal crash According to Denver Police Department.
The department announced Sunday night that the 21-year-old had been arrested for the fatal crash which occurred within the southern Denver region. The suspect was arrested early on morning on Sunday in the area of the crash.
The officer who arrested him said Porter had trouble understanding his speech and had an alcohol-like smell in his breath. Investigators are waiting on the results of an analysis of blood.
Porter was detained under suspicion of vehicular murder as well as reckless driving. Police spokesperson Kurt Barnes confirmed.
Two vehicles were involved in a crash that was reported at around 1.54 a.m. Sunday morning at South University and Buchtel Boulevard and the driver was confirmed dead at the scene.
The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner identified the victim as Katharina Rothman 42 on Monday. DPD confirmed that a male passenger in her vehicle suffered serious injuries from the accident as well.
Court records online state that Porter has been released under a bond of $2,000 and is currently facing reckless driving and vehicular homicide charges.
Porter did not have any other passengers in the car A spokesperson from the police confirmed.
Porter was recruited to Denver after signing a commitment on his University of Denver men’s basketball program. He was a part of 28 games during his freshman in the previous season. He injured his anterior cruciate ligament in the offseason, and was inactive for the team this season due to the injury.
A spokesperson for the university released an official statement in response to CBS News Colorado:
“This is a devastating and heartbreaking event and our sincere sympathies are with the victims of the incident as well as their families and family members. All of the resources available on our campus and community such as counseling services are readily available to anyone DU community member who requires assistance all hours of the day. The information is available on our site, or by contacting the university’s Health & Counseling Center Front Desk at 303-871-2205. DU employees in need of assistance can dial 888-881-562.”
Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. was exiled from Sunday’s match in the clash with Oklahoma City Thunder. Oklahoma City Thunder due to “personal reasons.”
An official for the Nuggets confirmed that Porter wasn’t involved in or in any manner. Porter is declared “questionable” to play in the match against New Orleans on Tuesday.
The investigation continues.