Doeppke Sentenced for Fatal Collision Near Edgewood

An Elkader man who was the driver in a fatal collision near Edgewood earlier this year was sentenced to prison on Tuesday.

20-year old Kory Doeppke was sentenced for two counts of Homicide by Vehicle, with the judge ordering 25 years for each count. The sentences will run concurrently.

Doeppke was northwest of Edgewood one Friday night in February when he failed to obey a stop sign at the intersection of Littleport Road and East Mission Road. His car was struck by a pickup truck.

Two teens were ejected from Doeppke’s car – 16-year old Brady Edwards of Greeley and 16-year old Izaiah Drinkwater of Manchester. They both died from their injuries.

Doeppke has also been ordered to pay 150-thousand dollars restitution on each count to the estate of each victim.

At Tuesday’s sentencing hearing, Clayton County Attorney Alan Heavens called this case a stark reminder to all young people that they are not invincible – actions have consequences. Heavens suggested to Doeppke that after he gets out of prison, he should speak at local schools about the risks and consequences of drinking and driving to help prevent this situation from happening to someone else.