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

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

The Daily Eastern News

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...

Members of the Charleston Police and Fire Departments assist at the two-vehicle crash on Route 16 and Deerpass Road Monday evening.

Two motorcyclist deaths confirmed in Charleston

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 5, 2021

Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers confirmed the deaths of two motorcyclists, one on Monday and the other early Tuesday. The first fatality was Jeffery B. Storm, 67, of Mattoon. He was pronounced dead at...

A member of the Charleston Fire Department investigates the motorcycle from the two-vehicle crash on Route 16 and Deerpass Road Monday evening.

3 two-vehicle car accidents in Charleston Monday evening

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 4, 2021

There were three separate two-vehicle wrecks in Charleston Monday night within two hours. The first wreck was on Route 16 near Deerpath Road at around 4:00 p.m. It involved a motorcycle and a truck. One...

One of the cars involved in the two-car accident at Lincoln Avenue and Ninth Street sits on the back of the tow truck Monday evening.

EDITORIAL: Please drive safely

Editorial Staff October 4, 2021

The Daily Eastern News staff had to split up yesterday in order to cover three separate car wrecks which happened within the two-hour period. Even though these wrecks varied in severity, it wasn’t...

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Lt. Brad Oyer inspects a car that hit a house on Lincoln Avenue after a five-way car accident.
The car ran into the house but did not go through it.

5-way car accident sends two drivers to hospital, hits home on Lincoln Avenue

Cassie Buchman, News Editor October 5, 2016

One person was airlifted to the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana and another taken to Sarah Bush Health Center after a five-way car accident happened around 2:07 p.m. Wednesday along Lincoln Avenue. Charleston...

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