Driver In Fatal Crash Arrested

Driver is Sunday fatal crash arrested.

23-year-old Matthew F. Kirchhoff of Weeping Water and 22-year-old Emily F. Widger of Wahoo were pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle they were in on Highway 34 near Elmwood was struck from behind about 7:30pm Sunday, said the sheriff's report according to the Cassgram.

The driver of the car authorities say struck the Kirchhoff vehicle was released from a Lincoln hospital Monday afternoon. At 4:30pm, Sheriff Brueggemann reported that 25-year-old Edward D. Koch of Quincy, Illinois was taken into custody for motor vehicle homicide, careless driving, driving under the influence, possession of marijuana less than one ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.