Driver Charged

Formal charges filed against 25-year-old Edward D. Koch of Quincy, Illinois, He is facing two manslaughter charges. They are Class III Felonies.

The Cassgram reports authorities said Koch was the driver of a vehicle that struck another vehicle from behind on Highway 34 near Elmwood on Sunday, September 21st.

Killed were 23-year-old Matthew F. Kirchhoff of Weeping Water and 22-year-old Emily F. Widger of Wahoo.

The preliminary hearing for Koch is set for this Thursday (10/2). Bond was set at $150,000 (10% applicable). Online information shows Koch has bonded out of jail.

The public defender's office was appointed to represent Koch.