Brother of Michael Porter Jr. faces four felony charges after fatal crash

Feb 1, 2023, 12:07 PM
Coban Porter...
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University of Denver men’s basketball player Coban Porter, the brother of Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr., was officially charged with four felony counts on Wednesday morning.

Coban was behind the wheel on Sunday, Jan. 22 when he struck another car, killing the 42-year-old woman inside and severely injuring her passenger. The crash happened near the DU campus. Katharina Rothman was driving for Uber when Coban allegedly ran a red light. An arrest affidavit says Coban was speeding, smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech.

The charges, announced by Denver prosecutors, include vehicular homicide – DUI and vehicular homicide – reckless driving. The other two are the same, but classified as vehicular assault – DUI and vehicular assault – reckless driving.

Coban will appear in court on Feb. 6 for an advisement hearing about the charges. He hasn’t suited for the Pioneers this year due to a torn ACL; DU previously told 9NEWS he’s still on the team.

Michael missed three games for the Nuggets due to personal reasons after the crash. He’s played in the last two, scoring 20 points against the 76ers and 13 points against the Pelicans.



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