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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Members from the Charleston Fire Department and Police Department searach the car of the deceased man who drove onto oncoming traffic to cause the five-car accident that happened an the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and University Drive on Sept. 19, 2021.

Dashcams give more insight for police chase

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2021

Cordell Carter sped away from Charleston Police so fast that he disappeared out of view from a police dashcam within seconds, police records show. The police chase involving Carter was chronicled by...

A member of the Charleston Police Department picks up debris from the five-car accident that happened on the intersection of Lincoln Ave. and University Drive on Sept. 19, 2021.

Police involved in high-speed chase will not be charged

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief November 2, 2021

State's Attorney Jesse Danley said the police involved in a high-speed chase that resulted in a wreck fatality and multiple injuries on Sept. 19 will not be charged with anything involving the wreck. Danley...

Debris from the deceased man’s car who drove into oncoming traffic causing the five-car accident at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and University Drive on Sept. 19, 2021.

Scanner audio sheds light on fatal 7-vehicle wreck

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 18, 2021

Editor's note: The following story is based on scanner audio from Sept. 19. Timestamps next to subheadings correspond with the attached audio clip.  The scanner audio from Sept. 19 shows what led up...

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