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...

Letter from the Editor: How we covered the car wreck Sunday

Letter from the Editor: How we covered the car wreck Sunday

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2021

Multiple questions have been brought to The News about how we covered the news of the car wreck Sunday afternoon and why we chose to cover it the way we did. As Editor-in-Chief and one of the three...

Scott Smith, Charleston, Ill. city manager observes the damages of the five-car accident on the intersection of University Drive and Lincoln Ave on Sept. 19, 2021.

Man dead following 5-vehicle wreck

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2021

A man fleeing the police in a car chase through Charleston that led to a 5-vehicle wreck is dead, according to the Illinois State Police. He was pronounced dead at a hospital following the wreck. The...

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.

High-speed chase leads to 5-vehicle wreck

Corryn Brock and Ryan Meyer September 19, 2021

A high-speed chase that began in Mattoon Sunday afternoon led to a 5-vehicle car wreck at the corner of University Drive and Lincoln Avenue in Charleston near CVS. At least one person was airlifted due...

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