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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...

A truck crashes into Marty’s Wednesday afternoon. A similar incident in approximately the same location happened March 24,2016.

Truck crashes into Marty’s, similar to previous crash in same spot

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter January 10, 2018

A driver’s loss of control resulted in a crash into the building of Marty’s Bar on Wednesday evening. The accident, which occurred around 4:45 PM, was caused by a female driver in a 1997 red Ford Ranger. “The...

Police cars and fire engines surround the scene of an accident Tuesday afternoon.

6-year-old girl injured in car accident on Lerna Road

Staff Report May 24, 2017

A 6-year-old Mattoon girl is being treated at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana Wednesday for injuries she received after a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon. Captain Brian Huston, from the Coles...

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