Driver Charged in Deadly Edgewood Collision Ruled Competent for Trial

ELKADER, Iowa (AP) — A trial has been scheduled for an Elkader man found competent to help his lawyers defend him against two counts of vehicular homicide while under the influence.

Court records say 21-year-old Kory Doeppke was ruled competent Tuesday after being assessed at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville. A judge set a trial starting date of July 18.

Court records show Doeppke has pleaded not guilty.

Authorities say Doeppke didn’t halt at a stop sign near Edgewood on Feb. 16 and collided with a northbound pickup. Two teens riding in Doeppke’s car, Brady Edwards and Izaiah Drinkwater, died from their injuries.

The pickup driver wasn’t injured.